Want more education and prevention
||National Pediculosis Association Marks 25 Years of Advocating Important Message: 'It's Not About Lice, It's About Kids
||Nurses ask parents help before new school year
||Head Lice Prevention Month
Teaching kids to speak up.
||The Human Louse and Disease
Recent studies support the critical need for preparedness and lice prevention.
||Protect yourself at salons
||PESTICIDES AND CHILDREN: UNWITTING
PARTICIPANTS IN EXPERIMENTATION
Since World War II, the use of pesticide products in the United States has
increased fifty-fold.1 We now use approximately 900 million pounds of industrial
pesticides per year in the United States. Two pesticide products marketed for use
on children present striking examples of our overall failure to protect children from
these dangerous toxins. Malathion, a deadly organophosphate pesticide, and
Lindane, a lethal organochlorine pesticide, are both included in shampoos widely
used on children's heads to cure pediculosis, otherwise known as head lice. In
the United States alone, seventeen deaths have been reported in connection with the
use of Lindane; five of these deaths occurred in children. Lindane is so toxic4 that
the Environmental Protection Agency banned all agricultural uses of the chemical
in December of 2006.
||Head Lice Epidemic in Australia
Parents want help!
||Michigan HOUSE BILL No. 4569
HB-4569, As Passed House, May 15, 2008
||Artists catch head lice for show
Seven German artists are living with lice in their hair in an Israeli museum for three weeks in the name of art.
||Lice Dispute Comes To A Head
Parents, school disagree on who is responsible to check kids
||School health aide recognized
"Her love for the students has done more than improve their attendance"
||"Head lice are Mother Nature's early warning signal"
NPA President's Letter in Boston Globe Magazine
||Call for lice nurses
School principals are calling for dedicated head lice nurses
||British Female Inventor & Innovator of the Year Awards 2008
||The Prepared Patient
We're all in infection control together
||Parents Want No Nit Policy
Aliso Viejo parents upset over schools' lice policy
||School nurse among Iowa's Great Nurses
One of Iowa's 100 Great Nurses.
||ASTHMA AND PESTICIDES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
Does the ADA Provide a remedy where FIFRA fails to protect?
||Peruvian Mummies' Lice Came from Africa
Molecular Identification of Lice from Pre-Columbian Mummies (audio file)
||School nurses deal with more than sick students
School nursing with healthy goals
||Schools to enforce “no nits” policy
News page and blog
||Parent demands no-lice policy at school;
Principal to review matter with health officials
||FDA Warns Morton Grove on Lindane