Halloween can be dangerous for children

October 10, 2011 2:52:25 PM PDT
Halloween is supposed to be a fun night for children but it's also one of the most dangerous nights of the year.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said children are four times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween night than any other night of the year.

Also, researchers warn that eye trauma from sharp objects and burns from flammable costumes are also common Halloween injuries.

The American College of Emergency Physicians offers some safety tips that include making sure children stick to sidewalks and obeying traffic signals.

Also, avoid masks that block children's vision and costumes that could make them trip. Bring a flashlight while trick-or-treating to increase visibility.


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