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The Urgency Room will X-ray your child's Halloween candy for free this year

Will detect any hidden metals in candy
Posted at 5:07 AM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 06:46:53-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - This Halloween, parents can receive some peace of mind about what’s really in their children’s candy. The Urgency Room will X-ray candy free of charge this year at its five clinics in the Kansas City metro.

Area Operations Manager Dan Geer said the X-ray will show if there are any foreign objects or metals in the candy. Things like needles, razors or other solids would show up on the x-ray, but something like a drug or poison likely wouldn't. 

Some parents have long feared people would poison or hide sharp metal inside candy they pass out on Halloween night. Geer said the Urgency Room offered the same service in Columbia, Missouri last year and did not find any metal hidden in any candy. 

Parents can bring their child’s candy to one of the medical clinic’s five KC locations on Halloween between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Urgency Room will continue the X-rays Wednesday, November 1 during regular business hours. No appointment is necessary. 

For a list of locations, click here.