Skillbuilder:Problem Solving


Effort: 10 minutes

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It’s Halloween! You may remember going trick-or-treating with your family when you were younger. In middle school, you may have started going on your own with your friends. At the end of the evening, you may have weighed your pillowcase full of candy, sorted it, and traded for your favorites. This year, you'll be home giving out candy to the trick-or-treaters.

Your Task:
You just heard a news report that some of your favorite candies has lead and cadmium in them -- toxic heavy metals. While you want to give out candy, you also want to be mindful of the health of trick-or-treaters. What do you do? Choose what you will give when your doorbell rings. Explain your choice and why you chose it.

You may want to check out these articles:
Consumer Reports urges Hershey’s to get heavy metals out of chocolate products

Frightening food: The scary additives lurking in Halloween candy | Environmental Working Group

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