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Dentists Buy Back Halloween Candy

The Los Angeles Times offers this useful report:

Here's how the nationwide program works: Dentists who have registered with the program pay $1 per pound of candy brought to their offices. Dates of the nationwide buyback vary, but some dentists are accepting candy until Friday. To find a participating dentist, go to the Halloween Candy Buy Back website and enter your ZIP Code.

I tried it for my Brookline zipcode and it gave me one dentist in Brookline and one in Arlington. So now my feelings are mixed: I'm glad not to have to waste the candy, but damn, now I have to go rooting in the trash. Also, should we be contributing to the decay of our troops' teeth? On the other hand, goodness knows they deserve some treats...

This program aired on November 2, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth blog.

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