Saturday, March 24, 2018

UPDATE: Mohave Valley firefighters urge residents not to eat Easter candy from Egg Drop

UPDATE ON MARCH 25: The Mohave Valley Fire Department released more information about the Mohave Valley Community Park Egg Drop that took place on Saturday.

According to a statement from the department, the Mohave County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) received complaints about the Egg Drop on Saturday, as the plane used to drop candy was reportedly also used for agricultural purposes.

Firefighters say that the plane was reportedly scrubbed multiple times before it was used for the event, and no illnesses were reported to the MCDPH as of this writing.

However, the fire department stands by their warning yesterday as a precaution, adding that the MCDPH recommends that visitors remove and wash their clothing to prevent any possible contact with herbicide.

Anyone who experiences nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive sweating or urination should seek medical assistance immediately.

For questions or concerns, contact poison control at 800-222-1222. 


ORIGINAL STORY

MOHAVE VALLEY, Ariz. (KTNV) - The Mohave Valley Fire Department is warning residents not to eat the candy that was dropped from an airplane at Mohave Valley Community Park Saturday morning.

According to a post from the department's Facebook page, a crop duster was used to drop candy and eggs as part of an Easter celebration. They say that the items may be covered in herbicide, as it appears that the crop duster tank was not rinsed out before it was used for the Easter event.

The post said that the fire department did not run the event.

Residents should not eat anything dropped by the airplane. Those who attended the event are urged to wash their hands and throw away their candy and eggs.

Original article can be found here ➤  https://www.ktnv.com






Mohave Valley Fire Department

Mohave Valley Fire Department was contacted earlier today from Mohave County Department of Emergency Management regarding the egg drop. Our main concern is the safety and well-being of our residents. The purpose of this page is to only post information that is true and correct, to the best of our knowledge. In a situation such as this, we would rather err on the side of caution.

NEW RELEASE, March, 2018 
MOHAVE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

Patty Mead, RN, MS, Health Director

Mohave Valley Community Park Egg Drop, Public Health Notice:

Mohave County, AZ. The Mohave County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) received complaints concerning the candy distributed during the Mohave Valley Community Park Egg Drop. 

The plane used by the organizers to drop the candy at the event has reportedly been used for agricultural purposes. The plane was reportedly scrubbed multiple times prior to being used for the candy drop and at the time of this press release there have been no illnesses reported to MCDPH related to this event. 

While no illnesses have been reported associated with this event, as a precaution, you should not eat the candy. The eggs and candy should be disposed of properly in a trash container to avoid any further contact. Anyone who touched the eggs should wash their hands thoroughly and MCDPH also recommends that you remove and wash your clothing.

If you have come in contact with the eggs or candy and experience, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive sweating or urination you should seek medical assistance immediately. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the poison control line at 800-222-1222

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