Kids can have candy X-rayed at Moses Lake hospital



MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Trick-or-treaters can have their candy X-rayed Monday evening at Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake to give parents piece of mind.

The Columbia Basin Herald reports ( the hospital has been offering the free service for 20 years. A spokeswoman, Connie Opheikens, says the most alarming thing the X-rays ever turned up was a couple of staples that apparently fell off something stapled to a piece of candy.

She says the experience exposes kids to the machine and shows them they’ll be OK if they have to have an X-ray, too.


Information from: Columbia Basin Herald,