When Buying a Christmas tree, Think Safety First

When Buying a Christmas tree, Think Safety First

When Buying a Christmas tree, Think Safety FirstIt is almost Christmas time and choosing a Christmas tree can be a fun activity for the family. Experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that people choose artificial trees that are fire-resistant.

Key takeaways:

  • Choose a fresh tree rather than a dried-out tree, to avoid fire hazard.
  • The tree should be watered continually, making sure the tree stand is filled with water. Heated homes will make trees dry out.
  • Avoid placing Christmas trees near the fireplace, portable heaters, or radiators. Christmas trees should be placed away from high traffic areas.

Choosing the perfect Christmas tree is a fun tradition for many families, but it’s important to consider fire safety when decorating for the holidays, a pediatricians’ group advises.

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https://consumer.healthday.com/public-health-information-30/fire-safety-news-588/christmas-tree-safety-comes-first-717052.html

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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS

Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.

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