Are the over the counter lice products safe for you and your family?

Are the over the counter lice products safe for you and your family?

There have been a lot of questions recently as to the effectiveness and the safety of the over the counter treatments for Lice. Many of the over the counter products when used have a terrible smell or leave a strange residue on your hair even after you wash it out. Now the question is, even after going through all of this trouble is the lice actually gone? or will you have to perform this “treatment” again?

Lindane. Malathion. Permethrin

Lindane. Malathion. Permethrin are just a few of the harmful chemicals that are found in many of the over the counter lice products. Permethrin which is the main ingredient in most over the counter treatments is a neurotoxin and is listed as a “restricted use” substance by the EPA. Lindane is also lethal to cats, reptiles and fish and can be deadly to humans in high doses.

Lindane which is by prescription only has been banned around the world except in the US, the Stockholm convention is a global treaty focused on ridding the world of its deadliest toxins and has been working to phase out Lindane since 2009. Despite the regulations placed on this chemical by the EPA stating it cannot be used on cattle or crops it is still used for lice on children’s heads.

Malathion is also a very dangerous chemical and if for any reason is absorbed in to the bloodstream through the scalp there will be very dangerous side effects such as nausea, vomiting, seizures or even death.

Natural Treatments

On the opposite end of the spectrum there are the all nature treatments that aren’t harmful to you however they also don’t affect the Lice in your head. If you are looking for a safe and effective Lice removal treatment, Lice Clinics of America has your solution. Lice Clinics of America is here to help when lice enters your home but you want to keep your young children safe. Our FDA  cleared medical device kills lice and its eggs with just heat, the products we use are non toxic and free of pesticides so that you and your family can leave the office lice free and chemical free.