Poison center offers Halloween safety tips

Halloween is almost here and the friendly folks at Washington Poison Center want to ensure everyone has a safe holiday (that doesn’t require a call to their hotline).

To that end, here are some safety tips, provided by the poison center:

The poison center also had some specific tips for adults:

Should you not heed these tips and bite into a glow stick, call Washington Poison Center at 800-222-1222 for free, expert guidance.

Marissa Harshman

I'm the health reporter for The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver, Wash. I started at The Columbian -- my hometown newspaper -- in September 2009. Reach me at or 360-735-4546.