Report: Halloween masks full of bacteria, germs

Latex Halloween masks are displayed in a costume store, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

October 25, 2013 12:35:58 PM PDT
Halloween costumes may be safer without the mask.

An investigation by a Phoenix TV news station discovered that Halloween masks are crawling with germs and bacteria.

About a dozen rubber masks were swabbed and tested.

They found everything from mold to fungus.

Doctors recommend soaking masks in rubbing alcohol before wearing them.