ERIC Number: ED357885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Keep Your Wits Not Your Nits: A Rational Approach to Head Lice from the National Pediculosis Association. Second Edition.
Altschuler, Deborah Z.; And Others
This booklet was intended to teach parents about head lice, which are small, wingless, crawling insects that feed on human blood. The booklet briefly discusses: (1) physical characteristics of lice; (2) ways of becoming infested with head lice, such as sharing combs; (3) nits, which are the eggs of lice; (4) the difference between nits and hair debris such as dandruff; (5) the use and dangers of lice-killing insecticide products; (6) additional actions that must be taken, such as washing all bedding and vacuuming rugs, when someone in the family is infested with lice; and (7) the necessity of notifying the child's school and other parents in the neighborhood when parents discover their child is infested with lice. (BC)
Descriptors: Child Health, Children, Communicable Diseases, Elementary Secondary Education, Pesticides, Preschool Education, Prevention
National Pediculosis Association, P.O. Box 149, Newton, MA 02161.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Pediculosis Association, Newton, MA.