Dead serious: Your Halloween costume may kill you


You may want to look into that face paint and contacts you are using to become a cat, or witch or whatever for Halloween.

Public health agencies are reminding trick-or-treaters and party-goers that costumes are fraught with danger, particulary face paints and novelty contact lenses that carry health risks. The federal government has taken heat from a senator and parents who want more enforcement of face paint and bans for certain ingredients.

Sen. Chuck Shumer, D-N.Y., pushed earlier this month for the Food and Drug Administration to better enforce packaging regulations on face paint that require the full list of of ingredients.

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