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Trick or truth? The real story behind Halloween candy tampering

John Staples, MD, FRCPC, MPH, Scientist
John Staples, MD, FRCPC, MPH, Scientist

Every year, reports of trick-or-treaters falling victim to tampered Halloween candy make headlines across the country, confirming concerned parents’ worst fears.

Razor blades, sewing needles, even poison – police forces across North America have reported cases of nefarious objects in treats for decades.

“We found that particularly amongst kids aged four to eight, the risk was tenfold higher on Halloween,” said John Staples, lead author and clinical assistant professor of medicine and scientist at the University of British Columbia.

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