Head Lice Awareness: National Pediculosis Association (HeadLice.org)
This September, the National Pediculosis Association® (NPA) is kicking off its 21st annual Comb First! head lice prevention campaign that continues throughout the year.
The NPA sponsors its National Head Lice Prevention Campaign each September to focus attention on the endemic state of head lice among children — to remind communities across the U.S. that pediculosis (head lice) is a problem we must acknowledge and to raise awareness by helping to implement prevention programs. We’re providing resources for schools, child care centers, doctor’s offices, community centers and everyone else who wanted to get the message out!
Families learn how to carry out the most effective prevention measures at all times and the safest most thorough control measures possible. This enables families to make informed decisions to avoid potentially harmful products along with disruption that occurs when there is no public health standard in place.
The NPA is asking everyone to work together to set the highest possible public health standards for children in order to protect them from unnecessary and potentially harmful chemical lice treatments. The aim of the campaign is to reach parents before outbreaks occur — teaching them how to safely and effectively keep their kids lice and nit free!
The NPA advises parents to discontinue the use of any treatment at the earliest sign of failure and to avoid using other chemicals. Manual removal is the best option whenever possible, especially when treatment products have failed.
The National Pediculosis Association® is a 501(c)(3), federally tax-exempt, non-profit health and education agency. Proceeds from the “LiceMeister® comb and other NPA resources help support our programs.
If you are tired of wasting time and money on chemical treatments or just want the peace of mind of knowing that your family is in professional hands, LiceDoctors® Lice Removal Service offers safe, 100% effective options. We are the only lice removal service with a medical director who is a board-certified internist physician on staff. Your in-home lice treatment makes sure all family members are inspected, and you are left with the information you need to remain lice and nit free.