5 Sneaky Holiday Hazards To Avoid!

Posted at 1:26 PM, Dec 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-06 15:27:32-05

It is no secret that the holidays are a dangerous time of year! The introduction of new foods and strings of parties can put your wellbeing at risk. As you prepare for the holiday season, give this video a glance to make sure you avoid major holiday health hazards and make it to January 1 unscathed!

Watch the video above for tips to keep your guests and pets protected this holiday season!


— About 3,000 people in the United States die each year from choking. Take small bites, avoid talking while chewing, and try not to get distracted while eating. 

—  Holly, mistletoe, and poinsettias are all poisonous to various degrees for humans and pets alike. 

— Late December to early January is the worst time of the year for hearth-related deaths. Hospitals are usually understaffed from workers taking vacation time. People tend to skip taking medication or fail to speak up about heart pain in fear of ruining the mood. Holiday stress and heavy meals are also well-known triggers. 

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