2. They are prevalent and becoming more so

First of all, last year chemical-resistant ‘super’ lice were reported in 25 states. It is likely more by now. On top of this, Consumer Reports has said that after the common cold, lice is the most common form of condition that affects school age children. The CDC says that 6 million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the USA among kids from 3 to 11 years old, and are most common in those with straight, non-curly hair. According to the CDC, African-Americans, for instance, have a much lower rate of lice infestation than caucasians,  “possibly because the claws of the of the head louse found most frequently in the United States are better adapted for grasping the shape and width of the hair shaft of other races.”

Special thanks again to The Lice Place for information on this post.

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