Halloween Safety tips

WBKO.com – the website for a Kentucky TV station – has a post about entitled “Police and Parents Emphasize Halloween Safety.”

The general premise – that this is a dangerous Halloween and parents need to check trick-or-treat candy to make sure their kids don’t get poisoned – is fallacious. Stories about razor blades in apples are an urban legend, and the only confirmed poisoinings on Halloween have been by¬†family members seeking to use candies from strangers as an alibi.

Still, any evening that has lots of kids running around in the dark, has a certain amount of safety concern, so I included the link, for what it’s worth.