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HeadLice.Org Hot Spots

The NPA has been helping people around the world since long before there was an Internet.
This section will feature some of the timeless articles and editorials that appeared in
peer review journals, newspapers and from the NPA's own publications.
2012 Markey to FDA: Stop Use of Toxic Chemical in Children’s Shampoo
Use of insecticide ‘lindane’ in treatment for lice could harm children, pollutes environment
2002 A letter to the FDA
FDA wording jeopardizes the public health
1998 There’s More to Head Lice Than Killing The Bug.
1998 Exposing The Nitty Gritty About Head Lice
1998 Tom Bell in support of No Nits
1996 Resistant Lice? A Crisis for the Kids
From the Progress Newsletter
1996 A Heady, Nitpicky, Lousy Problem
Report on head lice from the CA Dept of Health Services, Div of Communicable Disease Control
1995 Shampooing with Poison
Article from the NPA's Progress Newsletter
1995 Systematic review of clinical efficacy of topical treatments for head lice
From the British Medical Journal, September 1995
1994 Lindane - The Most Dangerous Medicine
The Paula Lyons article that launched the NPA's National Reporting Registry
1992 Head Lice as Vectors of Disease
The question of head lice as disease vectors has not been resolved
1992 Correspondence on the NPA's  'Lice & Disease' Presentation to the U.S. Military
Medical committee concludes that lice are a vector for typhus and louse-born fever
1991 Pediculosis prevention and control strategies of community health and school nurses: a descriptive study
1991 Old Comb Reveals Nits On The Nile
Mummified head lice found on ancient Egyptian comb
1990 Zinsser, Lice And History
Lice and disease
1990 Head of Quebec Poison Control calls for ban on lindane-based head lice products
Facilities turn up more than 300 cases of poisoning, and that is just the tip of the iceberg
1990 The Misuse of Pesticides
A painful prophecy
1990
Interview with the NPA President
From 'Bob Detwiler's Journal'
1989 The Hazards of Treating Head Lice
Minimizing risks by working together
1988 Defining The Problem
Editorial
from the Progress Newsletter
1986 Product Advertising Inconsistent With Health Goals
Editorial
from the Progress Newsletter
1986 Addressing A Common Bias
Indifference to head lice in the medical community
1985 University of Miami Field Epidemiology Research Team's Findings on Head Lice
Team has treated over 2000 lice cases and extensively studied the biology of the head louse
1985 AIDS Precautionary Guidelines and Procedures for School Children
Pediculosis position statement submitted to the CDC
1985 California School Nurses Organization Supports Nit Free Policies
From the CSNO President
1985 Pediculosis Prevention Resolution Submitted to Congress
H.J. Res. 223
1984 Getting Bugged to the Limit
From the Washington Post
1983 No Nit Checklist
National Pediculosis Association
1983 Department of Health and Human Services discourages environmental use of insecticides for head louse control
Department of Health and Human Services
1982 Kansas No Nit Policy
From the Kansas Department of Health and Environment - NPA Policy Reference
1946 Rats, Lice and History
An excerpt from Hans Zinsser's Book
1941 Nursing Issues in the 1940's
Nurses are devoted to the children and the children are devoted to them

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