Patient First Neighborhood Medical Center is offering free x-rays of Halloween candy.
The digital x-rays will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. on Halloween night.
Additionally, leading up to Halloween, the centers are giving away safety blinkers at all of its locations, one per customer, whiles supplies last.
But for the sake of Halloween safety what exactly are they looking for in that plastic, candy-filled jack-o-lantern?
According to Dara Rees, community relations coordinator for Patient First in Central Pennsylvania, they check for metal, plastic and glass will show-up in the x-ray.
But since they’ve been offering the free serving, all the way back to the later 1980s, they don’t have a single case to show they found anything.
“Either way, it’s something to do to make sure your kids are safe,” Rees said. “It’s just one more step that parents should be doing to check their kids candy.”
Rees says they also recommend parents check the wrappers of all candy, to make sure they haven’t been tampered with in any way.