NPA Sponsors 20th Annual Back-to-School Head Lice Prevention Campaign

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Kids arenÂ?t the only ones heading back to school this fall. Boss Louse and his Head Lice Gang are sure to be making an appearance. Learn what to look for, and check your children for head lice and nits regularly. Early detection with thorough manual removal of lice and nits is the best defense.

Kids aren’t the only ones heading back to school this fall. Boss Louse and his Head Lice Gang are sure to be making an appearance. This is why each year the National Pediculosis Association (NPA) sponsors the Head Lice Prevention Campaign for back-to-school. What is the NPA’s message for parents? Learn what to look for, and check your children for head lice and nits regularly. Early detection with thorough manual removal of lice and nits is the best defense. The NPA urges this proactive approach given that there is no totally safe and effective chemical treatment available.

Find helpful information about this important public health problem at http://www.headlice.org along with warnings about pesticide shampoos and sprays, answers to frequently asked questions and the availability of a non-chemical treatment alternative. Knowing what to look for is key, so be sure to sign up at http://www.headlice.org for a free Critter Card™ with realistic images of lice and how to differentiate nits (lice eggs) from normal hair debris.

Boss Louse will also be appearing in over 50,000 doctors' waiting rooms across the country this September in an educational outreach video through the cooperative efforts of the NPA and the Healthy Advice Network. While kids know that every month is head lice prevention month, September is the month to kick off the campaign that lasts all year long!

http://www.headlice.org

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