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May

23

Environmental Watchdog Sounds Alarm on Pesticides Used in Lice Products

Environmental Watchdog Sounds Alarm on Pesticides Used in Lice Products The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend its study of pyrethroids until it can include six studies on links to the pesticide’s impact on childhood cognitive and psychological development. Claiming that a “crucial decision on pesticides and

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May

14

Pharmacy Times Warns of Risks of OTC Lice Products

Pharmacy Times Warns of Risks of OTC Lice Products According to an article in Today’s Pharmacist, “Pharmacists should be aware of the limitations of over-the-counter (OTC) treatments, to which lice are widely resistant.” The latest research, published in the Journal of Medical Entomology in 2016, found that 98 percent of lice in 42 states are

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May

11

Guide to Contagious Conditions at School

Guide to Contagious Conditions at School Schools can be petri dishes for certain health problems—an ideal place for contagious conditions to spread. Contagious conditions vary in their severity and in the manner they are spread. Here are the most common contagions and some tips to avoid them. The Cold The common cold is the most

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Apr

27

School Lice Policies Scare Parents, Not Nurses

School Lice Policies Scare Parents, Not Nurses Changing lice policies at schools can frighten parents that still believe myths about head lice. In central Washington, a school district that now allows children with lice to stay in school has had to educate parents about the way lice spread. One parent told KEPR TV in Tri-Cities,

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Apr

25

Because You Love Your Children, Don’t Use Lice Products with Pyrethroids

If you love your children, you won’t want to use lice products that use pyrethroids. Here’s why. Pyrethroids are the class of pesticide used by the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) lice products. That’s right. These products use pesticides. For decades, parents have been dousing their children’s heads with toxic chemicals to treat head lice. Pyrethroids

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Apr

20

Why Head Lice Are So Hard To Beat (and How To Beat Them)

No one wants to talk about head lice. Until your child has head lice. Then you find you can’t talk or think about anything else. While head lice cause stress and embarrassment to parents, most of the stress comes from the fact they are so darned hard to get rid of. Here’s why. Lice are

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Apr

13

Head Scratching Solution to Lice

When Chris and Kristi Winkler were looking for a business opportunity, they didn’t initially think of head lice. “Lice, ugh,” Kristi remembers thinking. “Just the thought of the little critters made my head itch.” But as the mother of two in Prince William County, Virginia learned more about the problems parents have dealing with head

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Apr

11

Texas Head Lice Law Sparks Lice Checks

Texas is serious about head lice. The state passed a law in 2017 that requires schools to notify the parents of every child in a class in which a student is diagnosed with head lice. For Heather Smith, owner of Lice Clinics of America clinics in Lufkin and Tyler, this state legislation has resulted in

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