// Head Lice Are A Risk To Your Health

The significance of Head Lice as a health issue has for some time been pigeon-holed by the Department of Health and Education, as a minor issue. However their thinking ignores some significant facts concerning Head Lice:

  • They are blood suckers and move from host to host in a society that is more mobile and more international
  • Pediculosis, the medical term for an infestation of lice, is a communicable disease and causes serious dis-ease for those who catch it
  • They are commonly known in public health to carry the highly infectious impetigo
  • There is growing evidence and data to show that these parasites carry serious organisms that impact on human health – this link is to a comprehensive list of research findings which gives significant weight to this argument http://www.headlice.org/news/research/index.htm
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