dscn4435 Remember the old tradition of having your Halloween candy X-rayed?

It is still a good idea.

Before the kids are allowed to eat any candy- round them up and carpool with neighbors to the hospital to get the loot X-rayed.

The X-ray will reveal any needles, razor blades, or metal filings in the treats.

Is there a test for weed killer or rat poison? Ask about it.

Cold War era ritual lives on:

Harrisburg, PA

Free digital X-ray imaging of Halloween candy


Chesapeake, VA

Patient First offering to X-ray your child’s Halloween candy for foreign materials


Central Park & Garrisonville, VA

Patient First offering candy X-ray’s for Halloween


Ilwaco, WA

OBH helping ensure candy is safe

“Ocean Beach Hospital is offering to x-ray Halloween candy on Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.”

No screening until Tuesday- so tell your kids to keep their hands off the candy until then.


Hampton Roads

Free Halloween candy x-rays offered in Hampton Roads


New Cumberland, W.Va.

Sheriff’s office offering candy scanning for Halloween


More here: Halloween Safety Tips 2016


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Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!