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Health Tip: Trim Your Tree With Care

Some holiday safety suggestions

(HealthDay News) -- While decorating for the holiday season, keep in mind that a live tree, electric lights, and some ornaments can pose safety hazards.

Here are suggestions from the National Safety Council on how to enjoy a safe holiday:

  • Reduce the risk of fire by checking all light strands for broken bulbs or exposed wires.
  • Never plug more than three sets of lights into one extension cord, and never leave Christmas lights turned on when you're asleep or away from the home.
  • Don't place lighted candles near trees or other holiday decorations.
  • Keep breakable ornaments high up on the tree, out of reach of curious children and pets.
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