(HealthDay News) -- Holiday decorations, including trees and lights, should be properly set up and maintained to keep your home merry and safe.
The National Safety Council offers these suggestions:
- Never burn evergreen branches or wreaths in an indoor fireplace, as they can cause large flames.
- Be careful where you place lit candles. Keep them away from trees and other decorations.
- If you have young children, avoid putting decorative plants around the home. Many plants, including mistletoe, holly berries, Jerusalem cherry and amaryllis, are dangerous if swallowed.
- Be careful when spraying decorations with artificial snow. Doing so makes them more flammable.
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