Children at higher risk of being hurt or killed on Halloween, study finds (Dr. John Staples, SPH )

Parents have long worried about the risks of sending their children out trick-or-treating on Halloween.

It’s bad enough that the kids are often wearing black costumes on dark streets and that masks or ill-fitting costumes can obscure their vision.

Dr. John Staples, a clinical assistant professor in the UBC faculty of medicine and lead author of the report, said it would be wrong to abolish trick-or-treating in a misguided effort to wipe out the risks.

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