Halloween brings out the dangers of sour acid candy


Last updated 10/29/2009 at Noon

Many people are making changes to their traditional Halloween celebrations to make the holiday safer, healthier and more environmentally friendly.

For those parents and neighbors who like to hand out pencils, pretzels or little toys instead of candy, local hygienist Erika Feltham is giving them another reason besides cutting down on sugar.

For Feltham, tooth decay is not the only negative outcome of the annual Halloween candy overload. She has been spreading the word about the irreversible damage being done by sour acid candy for more than 11 years.

“Slowly but surely, recognition, con...

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