Before we know it, Halloween will be here. It’s a fun time, but safety also needs to be considered. Nearly 4,000 Halloween-related injuries occur yearly in the United States. Common Halloween mishaps are slips, trips, and falls; lacerations, burns, and eye injuries; food poisoning; costume related injuries; and pedestrian accidents.
In my last article, Jason Brick, founder of Safest Family on the Block, discussed how two things parents worry about most on Halloween – candy tampering and stranger danger – aren't things that really happen on that night. In this article, Brick covers one of the most common dangers to kids on Halloween night: costumes.
Jason Brick, founder of Safest Family on the Block, provides lots of great safety information through his newsletter, podcast, website, blog, and books. With his permission, I’ll be posting a three-part series that appeared in his newsletter on Halloween safety.
EPA takes action on PFAS, ‘forever chemicals’ found in products ranging from cosmetics to food packaging
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the agency’s comprehensive Strategic Roadmap on Monday to confront PFAS contamination nationwide. PFAS, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are widely used in industry and consumer products. They’re highly persistent in the environment.
Hobby Lobby Stores is recalling about 14,000 white wood stools. The stools may break during use, posing fall and injury hazards. Hobby Lobby has received seven reports of the stool breaking while in use, including six incidents resulting in minor injuries.