Why? Because children of any age or size are vulnerable to the harmful effects of pesticides. They also often have pregnant or nursing mothers who should never be exposed to chemical treatments either by applying them to themselves or to others.
Why? Because too many people unfortunately overuse chemical agents out of fear and frustration without adequate warning of the risks to themselves and the environment.
Why? Because each of us has unique vulnerabilities. Pesticide products can accumulate in the human body and they are not necessarily washed away at the end of the treatment, as people would like to think.
Why? Because the overuse of lice products can predispose a person to adverse reactions with even one additional chemical exposure.
Why? Because it's not worth taking unnecessary risks when the bottom line will always be the manual removal of lice and nits.
Why? Because none of the available chemical treatments are 100% effective and too many people are told to seek prescriptions after other treatments fail. Prescriptions become the most potentially harmful treatment of them all!
Why? Because pesticides pose a risk to all children, and none are more at risk than the growing number treated for illnesses and/or on medication.
Why? Because everyone needs a safe non-chemical way to screen, detect, and thoroughly remove head lice and their eggs (nits). To serve these purposes, the National Pediculosis Association developed and recommends the LiceMeister® comb.
Why? "Cuz if you don't get 'em out, you've still got em!TM"
"Because it's not about lice, it's about kids.TM"
"How Mary protected her kids from lice and risky chemicals"
Pediculosis Association,® Inc.
A Non-Profit Organization
Serving The Public Since 1983.
2019 marks 36 years of Service.
The NPA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit volunteer organization, including scientific advisors, dedicated since 1983 to protecting children and their environment from the misuse and abuse of prescription and over-the-counter pesticide treatments for lice and scabies.
The LiceMeister comb® was developed by the NPA in 1997 to provide a higher standard for lice combing tools and a safe, cost-effective treatment alternative to pesticides. Proceeds from sales of the LiceMeister comb allow the NPA to be self-sustaining while accomplishing its mission.
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