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Old 12-07-2007, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Deck the halls with boughs of ... lead! Be careful around your old fake tree

For many families, artificial Christmas trees are an easy and economical alternative to buying a tree from a lot. But your fake tree — and string lights — may contain lead.

As you deck your halls this season, should you be concerned about harmful exposure?

Don't throw away your holiday trappings just yet, most experts say. But if Beanie Babies were the season's hottest gift when you bought your faux tree, take some precautions.

Can my holiday decorations kill me? - Consumer news - MSNBC.com
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