Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi Promotes Health and Safety on Halloween

Hayward, California (EastBayDaily) — Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) is encouraging the public to remember important safety tips during Halloween.

“Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday, especially when families take the steps to ensure their health and safety,” stated Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi. “It’s important to remind trick-or-treaters to keep their safety in mind by walking in groups, wearing something reflective so drivers can see you, and carrying a flashlight. Taking these simple precautions makes for a more enjoyable and entertaining Halloween for everybody.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also offers several Halloween tips for families: Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house. Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation. Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible. Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses. Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers. Only visit well-lit houses and never accept rides from strangers.

The National Fire Protection Association is also reminding consumers to be careful with candles and flammable items during the holidays. They report that decorations are the first thing to ignite in 1,000 reported home fires each year.

For more information, visit the CDC’s family health website at:

Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi serves the 18th Assembly District, which includes San Leandro, Hayward, Dublin, most of Castro Valley and Pleasanton, and a portion of Oakland, as well as the unincorporated areas of Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo and Sunol.


Laura Weaver
Office of Assemblymember Mary Hayashi