With the costume parties, the candy and the trick-or-treating, Halloween is an exciting time for kids but it’s also a very busy time for the experts who answer the hotline at the Iowa Poison Control Center here in Sioux City.
Registered nurse Joan McVoy says last Halloween, they got more than 300 calls from worried parents on a single topic.
OC…….”are glowing” :11
McVoy says in most cases, it’s not necessary to call an ambulance or speed to the hospital.
OC……..”Halloween night”. :16
Marijuana edibles have -not- been a problem for Iowa trick-or-treaters, but elsewhere, the treats have been dropped in kids’ bags as a bad prank.
The pricey pot-laced products can resemble traditional candies in their names and packaging.
OC……. “not wrapped” :21
You can reach the poison center at 800-222-1222 or go online to www.iowapoison.org.