Thursday, October 28, 2010

Expert Warns Of Eye Injuries, Infections Resulting From Bobbing For Apples.

From AOA First Look:

The UK's Telegraph (10/27, Smith) reported that "the traditional" Halloween party game of bobbing for apples "can lead to scratches of the surfaces of the eye and infections from dirty water," according to eye expert Parwez Hossain of the UK's Southampton General Hospital's eye unit. He explained that "children and adults can pick up scratches, infections and other eye injuries from the blow of hitting an apple at force when dunking their heads into a bowl of water to take a bite." What's more, "serious corneal infections from dirty water or residue of liquids" can result if "bowls aren't cleaned properly."

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