Health Tip: Practice Fire Safety During the Holidays11/27/13
(HealthDay News) -- With candles, dry trees and wreaths
scattered throughout the home, the holidays pose an increased risk
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers this advice
for a safer holiday season:
- Make sure children can't reach candles, matches or
- Don't smoke near any flammable decorations, don't burn
evergreen branches in the fireplace and don't light candles near
- Practice an emergency fire plan for your home, making sure
every member of the family knows the plan.
- Avoid loosely-fitting clothing (especially sleeves) around
candles, fireplaces and other fire sources.
- Watch for any potential fire hazards, and move to reduce
Copyright © 2013
. All rights reserved.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.