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Glow Stick Safety Reminders

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If you're planning on taking your child trick-or-treating tomorrow evening, glow sticks are a great way to keep them safe and visible.

But be mindful of this glowing jewelry when it comes to your children's health.

Glow sticks are not poisonous but if the plastic is punctured or broken open, the chemicals can cause irritation.

Dr. Kumar of Sanford Health says parents should be sure to supervise their children.

If the chemical gets on the skin, use a wet washcloth to remove it.

If it gets into the eyes, do an eye wash with room temperature water.

"If you see the child has ingested it or painted it on their lips, don't be alarmed. Take a wet washcloth, wash their gums and lips and inside of their cheeks with the wet washcloth and give them a drink of water and they'll be fine," says Dr. Parag Kumar, Sanford Health.

If you have any questions or concerns if your child is exposed to the glow stick chemicals, call your local poison control center.

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