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Top Halloween Health Hazards

You’ve probably followed the same Halloween safety tips since the first time you went trick-or-treating: don’t go out alone, take a flashlight and don’t go overboard on candy. We have a few you may have forgotten. 

Face Paint

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It may truly make you look like a zombie but be careful of the ingredients. Some ingredients can cause allergic reactions or skin irritation. The FDA recommends testing a small amount on a patch of skin somewhere less obvious like your arm or stomach before going all out.

Decorative Contacts

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We get it, you want to look like a vampire with red eyes. But why in the world would you buy these? Decorative or colored contacts that are purchased without a prescription can cause tears, infections and, in some cases, blindness. You’d end up needing real contacts after Halloween.

Bobbing For Apples

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One of my most hated games from my childhood! The game where you suck apples into your mouth underwater isn’t a hazard on it’s own? Well it’s also a big tub full of germs.

 

Get more health hazards here.

 

Trick Or Treat With Your McDonalds Halloween Pails

 

[via Huffington Post]

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