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Holiday Safety Tips: Avoiding Hazards And Illness

Evening Edition

Aired 12/11/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS:

Dr. Danielle Douglas, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, ER physician

Deputy Fire Chief Doug Perry, San Diego fire marshal

Transcript

We all want to create holiday celebrations to remember, but we don't want that memory to involve a visit to the emergency room. Holiday hazards are a side of the season not often talked about, but if you've ever had a fall putting up decorations, a holiday light spark or a Christmas tree flare-up, you never forget it.

There are some basic safety tips we all should follow, but things can get a little crazy around this time of year. From preparing your home for holiday visitors, especially children and the elderly, to staying healthy and avoiding getting a cold or flu. We take a look at how to avoid disasters large and small around the holidays.

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Holiday Fire Hazards

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