"It is important to remember that any Christmas tree accumulates quite a lot of dust during the holidays, which is almost impossible to remove because of toys, garlands, and the very structure of the branches. This is harmful not only for allergy sufferers and asthmatics, but also for people without chronic diseases. In this regard, it is better not to put a Christmas tree in the bedroom, and even more so in the children's room - let it decorate the room where no one sleeps," the specialist recommended.

According to him, another aspect that is important to take into account when decorating the house for the holiday is Christmas tree decorations.

"Glass balls and figurines are considered to be the most environmentally friendly, but we must not forget that they are traumatic. If such a ball falls, it is likely to break into many small fragments, which are easy to injure yourself. It is especially important to make sure that glass toys do not hang where children can reach them," the expert said.

Plastic jewelry is less dangerous in this regard, but low-quality items can contain dyes and other chemicals that cause allergic reactions, the RT interlocutor warned.

"Therefore, it is important to choose toys made from safe materials and buy them from trusted stores. Tinsel, rain and other similar decorations are worth noting separately. They seem completely harmless, but children or animals can get entangled in them or tear off a small piece and inhale it. However, the greatest danger is posed by electric string lights due to the strong wire, which can cause suffocation. It is important to make sure that they are securely fastened and out of the reach of children. To reduce the risk of fire, it is not recommended to leave the garlands on for a long time, especially at night," the doctor said.

In his opinion, caution should also be exercised in relation to another favorite attribute of the holiday - sparklers.

"Smoke from them can aggravate the symptoms of respiratory diseases, as well as the condition of asthmatics and allergy sufferers. It is also important to be aware of the risk of burns, especially if sparklers are in the hands of children. When lighting them, it is important to make sure that they are away from the face (it is better to hold the stick at arm's length) and flammable materials," Banny concluded.

Earlier, the press service of Roslesinforg said in an interview with RT that the most popular tree that Russians put up for the New Year was the Norway spruce.