National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month
September is National Pediculosis Prevention Month/Head Lice Prevention Month. The goal is to help families and communities control head lice without exposing themselves and their environment to pesticides and other toxic chemicals.
Pediculosis is a communicable disease affecting children and families across the nation and around the world and the most widely used treatments are pesticides (pediculicides). No pesticide treatment is completely safe or effective and lice resistance to them is common. Screening for head lice and nits is a healthy hygiene measure and not just something to do when you hear another child is infected.
Month/Head Lice Prevention Month Sponsor: National Pediculosis Association, Inc.
To learn more, visit http://www.headlice.org