The Sioux City based Iowa Poison Control Center is prepared for a host of Halloween-related calls this week.
Registered nurse Jean Hammack says they hear from worried parents every year with concerns about the treats children bring home:
OC………”throw it out” :12
Hammack says an adult should always accompany young children while trick-or-treating and limit visits to local neighborhoods.
She reminds parents to check over all treats before letting a child dig into their goodie bag.
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Parents should carry a flashlight, but some kids prefer to carry glow sticks.
Just don’t let younger kids have glow sticks or they may chew on them, releasing chemicals into their mouths.
A quick call can save you an expensive trip to the emergency room.
The Sioux City-based poison control hotline is staffed around the clock.