Head lice screeners are usually non-expert volunteers yet they are called upon to detect lice eggs (nits) that are smaller than a sesame seed and often transparent
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Kalamazoo, MI (PRWEB) October 6, 2009
The Lice Light is a simple, inexpensive and highly effective lice detection tool which uses ultraviolet light to make lice eggs (nits) actually glow. Once they are visible, nits are easy to remove, breaking the life cycle and stopping new outbreaks.
As any mom knows, detection is the key to controlling head lice outbreaks at home, in day-care facilities or at school. Until now, finding the tiny nearly transparent nits -- the eggs that adult lice lay -- has been a huge challenge. But Lice Light makes positive identification foolproof. An easy-to-use lice detection tool, Lice Light is helping parents, teachers, nurses and screening volunteers get the best of lice infestations.
"Head lice screeners are usually non-expert volunteers yet they are called upon to detect lice eggs (nits) that are smaller than a sesame seed and often transparent," said Dr. James Breneman, general medical practitioner and co-inventor of Lice Light. "It's a needle in a haystack, but this 'needle' has the potential to become a school-wide infestation if it goes undetected," Breneman said.
The hand-held Lice Light is an innovative head lice detection tool that uses low-energy UV-A ultraviolet light combined with a magnifying lens to illuminate hard-to-see head lice nits on hair shafts. Just turn on the light and comb through the hair.
When nits are exposed to Lice Light, they glow -- making it easy for lice screeners to find and remove the nits. Once detected, the nits can be removed, adult lice can be killed and the infestation can be halted. Simply killing the adult lice does not prevent the next generation from infesting people.
"Early, accurate detection with Lice Light can help reduce exposure to pesticides and play a key role in helping get kids back into the classroom faster," said Ralph Robertson, president of Rite Lite Incorporated and co-inventor of Lice Light.
Rite Lite is dedicated to introducing novel products that use innovative technology to improve the quality of life for people. To learn more, visit http://www.licelight.com.