Arrow-right Camera


Sat., Aug. 24, 2013

Another reason to be glad your 20s are over

The 20s are a tough decade for most. You usually look good, but all that drama!  Here's another reason to be glad the 20s have passed you by. In your 50s and 60s, you likely won't be in nightclubs featuring foam parties.

Here's an excerpt from a recent report about eye injuries at a foam party from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

On May 26, 2012, the Collier County Health Department was notified by law enforcement and hospital personnel that approximately 40 persons had sought care at local emergency departments because of severe eye irritation and pain. Patients reported that they had attended a foam party at a local nightclub the night before. At foam parties, soapy foam is sprayed onto the dance floor while participants dance. The foam is distributed from blowers on the ground or attached to the ceiling, and several feet of foam can accumulate. Foam parties can last for several hours while foam is dispersed intermittently throughout the night.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to EndNotes

Spokesman-Review features writer Rebecca Nappi, along with writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., discuss here issues facing aging boomers, seniors and those experiencing serious illness, dying, death and other forms of loss.