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When Buying a Christmas Tree, Think Safety First
Dry trees are a fire hazard, so pick a fresh one and keep it watered, doctors' group advises
-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SATURDAY, Dec. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- 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.
People who opt for an artificial tree should make sure it's fire-resistant. This should be noted on its label, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
If you're buying a live Christmas tree for your home, the group recommends the following precautions:
The U.S. Fire Administration has more about Christmas tree safety.
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