Saturday, November 12, 2011

Chicken Pox Lollipops

A federal prosecutor has warned parents against trading chicken pox-laced lollipops by mail in attempts to expose their children to the virus to build immunity later in life.

Apparently, there is a multi-state ring of parents, who don't like the idea of vaccinations, trading lollipops licked by a sick child.

"Sending a virus or disease through the U.S. mail (and private carriers) is illegal. It doesn't matter if it crosses state lines," said David Boling, public information officer.

"Also, it is against federal law to adulterate or tamper with consumer products, such as candy."

Doctors are warning parents, saying, only is it dangerous but it's also a waste of time since chicken pox is an airborne virus and would probably not be able to be transferred through mail.