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Halloween Injury Study

October 11, 2011 by staff 

Halloween Injury StudyHalloween Injury Study, Halloween children in the study revealed lesions are four times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other night of the year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

Other common injuries are burns from flammable costumes and Halloween eye trauma from sharp objects, researchers said Health Day.

“Children should be fun and spend time with family and friends. They should not have to spend Halloween in the emergency room due to some injuries that could have been easily prevented,” Dr. Sandra Schneider, president of the American College of Physicians Emergency, said in an ACEP news release reported by the Health Day.

ACEP suggests that adults teach children about the potential danger of strangers, to stay in a group of people you know and adhere to obey traffic signals, reports Health Day. Adults also should inspect all treats before children eat to make sure it is fully sealed and make sure the costume fabrics are fire-resistant materials.

U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 40 million children aged 5 to 14 trick-or-treat this year, according to Health Day.

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