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By Gigen Mammoser

  • Most holiday decorations, toys, ornaments, and plants aren't going to hurt you, but some can pose health risks if they aren't handled appropriately.
  • Practicing good hygiene habits, like hand washing (not only for germs) but also to prevent the potential transfer of unwanted chemicals after handling items.
  • This can help further limit risks — especially for young children who may put their hands in their mouth.
  • Experts say the hype around potentially toxic holiday items, such as ornaments, is generally overblown and the actual risk is very low.

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