Every Halloween, there are news accounts of adulterated food items turning up in children’s trick-or-treat bags. Historically, it has been common practice for some Neighborhood Associations, church groups, and school organizations to sponsor Halloween parties as a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. As far back at the 1970’s, for the same reason, it has been routine for some community hospitals, chiropractic offices, medical groups, and public health clinics to offer the free x-raying of Halloween candy. Competition in the healthcare marketplace has caused some facilities to offer this service despite the doubts some of their staff members have regarding its overall effectiveness. The subject of x-raying Halloween treats is not well-researched and not a great deal of public health statistics regarding its use appear in the scientific literature. Some anecdotal evidence however, suggests the practice of x-raying Halloween is misleading, costly, and leads to increased risk for children.