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Joey Muradaz

The fake news of tainted treats

Potentially poisoned Halloween candy has been afear for parents all over thecountry for the last 60 years. Hysteria about the possible dangers of Halloween candy have consumed parents,in large part due to the finger-pointing and false conclusions news organizations make about sick children post-Halloween. In fact, this hysteria goes back to 1958, where experts first began to see claims of “Halloween sadism.” Deadly Halloween treats have been an urban legend for decades, often debunked but never totally dismissed. There have been many isolated incidents of children falling ill after a trick-or- treating spree, each of which have played into...

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