It’s More Than Just Contaminated Candy, NJ Poison Control Center Shares Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a time filled with exciting and fun activities, but it’s also a busy time for families and the healthcare professionals at the NJ Poison Control Center. With everyone scrambling to prepare for school parades and trick-or-treating, it’s hard to pay close attention to everything that’s happening at home.

Infection by Confection: COVID-19 and the Risk of Trick-or-Treating

Researchers determined that COVID-19 transmission risk via Halloween candies is low, even when they are handled by infected people, but handwashing and disinfecting collected sweets reduces risk even further.