Traditional Halloween games such as apple bobbing can be bad for your health, warn Health officials.
They are advising would be apple-bobbers to wear goggles, remove stalks and use bottled mineral water to avoid potential eye injury and infection.
The advice comes from Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, which treated three people with apple bobbing injuries last year.
However Adrian Barlow, chief executive of English Apples & Pears, which represents growers hit back saying the advice was “ludicrous in the extreme.”
“I have never heard of anybody suffering an injury as a result of apple bobbing,” he told The Sun.
The trust also warned of the dangers of fancy dress contact lenses and lanterns.
– Alison Grinter