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According to American authorities, fake Halloween contact lenses could be toxic

As Halloween costumes become more detailed and realistic, some aspects of them are becoming more dangerous. Investigators with Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement (ICE) are warning Americans about the dangers of “counterfeit contact lenses”. These lenses, often used during Halloween, “could contain lead or other dangerous toxins that can cause long-lasting health issues, federal authorities warn.”

Counterfeit contact lenses containing lead or other toxins can lead to “impaired vision, eye infection or conjunctivitis - inflammation to your eyelid or eyeball.” ICE statistics show that they have confiscated more than 100,000 pairs of counterfeit, unapproved contact lenses. If you absolutely, positively must change your eye color to match your Halloween costume, experts recommend that you consult an eye doctor and obtain prescription contact lenses.

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