According to Chandra-Puri, the number one danger for trick-or-treaters is traffic safety as it’s very easy for kids to get excited and run in the middle of the street from house to house. It’s important for drivers to be aware of little pedestrians that may be wearing masks or dark colored costumes.
If you’re passing out candy this evening, make sure you provide sealed candy; and when possible, treats that list ingredients so parents of kids with food allergies can watch out for nuts or other common allergens. Chandra-Puri’s favorite Halloween treat is a lollipop, which she says is the safest for children because it only contains sugar and the stick is helpful in preventing choking.
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