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Holiday Hazards and How to Avoid Them

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 11:00 am
Shawn’s Christmas Tree Lot

6815 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

California Poison Control expert visits local tree lot

Christmas is a bounty of gifts, plants and beautiful decorations. But many items can accidentally harm children and adults. The day after Christmas is the busiest day of the year in the emergency room. There are 15,000 holiday decoration injuries and $16 million in property loss from Christmas trees. Join California Poison Control on a visit to a local tree lot full of holiday trees, decorations and plants to find out ways to stay safe while enjoying holiday cheer. The event includes a special discussion about holiday drinking and toddlers/young children.


Cyrus Rangan M.D., Assistant Medical Director, California Poison Control System


The event will demonstrate safety issues surrounding:

  • Trees
  • Flocking
  • Lead
  • Batteries
  • Wrapping paper
  • Toys
  • Plants
  • Lights/ornaments
  • Food