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Have a Safe and Fun Halloween

Halloween Pumpkin with candyHalloween is a great time to dress up in costumes, trick-or-treat, and have parties. Don’t be haunted by Halloween horrors. Follow these tips for a safe and fun Halloween.

Halloween Food Safety Tips for Parents and Kids

Trick-or-treat goodies can be delicious but don't be tricked. Wait until after you’ve inspected the contents of the “goody bags” before sampling the treats and be sure to check commercially wrapped treats for signs of tampering. More>>

Painting Your Face: Special Effects Without Aftereffects

Facepaint can make a costume shine if used safely. Follow all directions carefully and check for allergies by testing a dab of new products on your arm a few days before you put it on your face. More>>

Improper Use of Decorative Contact Lenses May Haunt You

Examples of Decorative Contact LensesUsed properly, decorative contacts can add the finishing touch to a costume. Decorative contact lenses, like all contacts lenses, are regulated by the FDA. You must get an exam and a valid prescription from a licensed eye care professional. More>>