As children flock back to school, the annual plague of head lice lurks beyond the classroom doors. The vile creatures don’t spread disease but can be a severe nuisance for teachers and families. The vermin are estimated to afflict between 6 million and 12 million young children in the U.S. each year and parents generally turn to a variety of pesticide-based shampoos and treatments for relief.

Parents often aren’t aware that some of the most prescribed and over-the-counter treatments can be harmful to children, an iWatch News investigation found…Read full article: Perils of the new pesticides in Head Lice Treatments ~ by the ‘Center for Public Integrity’.