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  Alert! Discontinue chemical treatment at the earliest sign of failure!
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 Human Louse and Disease
Recent studies support the critical need for preparedness and lice prevention.

Feb 14 Slithery Sentinels
"From shampoos to food storage containers to pesticides, we touch, ingest and breathe chemicals every day. Despite their ubiquity, the effects of these substances on human reproductive health are largely unknown. With thousands of chemicals to test, how can researchers quickly zero in on the ones most likely to cause harm?.. The team took a closer look at 3 of the most damaging chemicals their screen identified: One was Permethrin, a pesticide used in head lice and scabies treatments, bug sprays and clothes intended to repel insects." -- Source: Harvard Medical School.
Jan 1 DDT In Alaskan Fish Exposes Children, As Well As Adults, To Higher Cancer Risks
"According to new reports, Alaskan fish is presenting high levels of DDT and other insecticides, exposing both children and adults to higher cancer risks. As for the children living in by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range, whose diet is mainly composed of fish, the threat is higher as even small amounts of DDT and hexachlorocyclohexane boosts the risks of cancer, as reported by Lab Manager. The DDT and organochlorine pollutants (OCPs) reach in the fish’s bloodstream via glacial meltwater which absorbed these chemicals over the time. According to Kimberley Miner, research assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, the risks of cancer due to DDT, organochlorine pollutants (OCP), and hexachlorocyclohexane is higher in children who consume contaminated fish than it is in adult populations." -- Source: Health Thoroughfare.

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