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Petitioning Thomas R. Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and 13 others

Tell the top medical institutions to start telling the truth about head lice.

Each year, 6 to 12 million children in the U.S. from the ages of 3 to 11 become infested with head lice. This results in up to 24 million school days lost every year. To make matters worse, a strain of Super Lice have mutated so that they are largely immune to the pesticides in most over-the-counter lice remedies. Despite advances in technology that actually can effectively kill all lice, the major institutions in the U.S. continue to recommend antiquated remedies that are simply ineffective. The websites of these institutions are full of outdated information, which ends up misleading parents into using products that prolong the problem.

Our goal is spread the truth about head lice. We believe that the more parents know the facts about lice, what works and what doesn’t, that the cases of infestations in the U.S. and the world will be dramatically reduced.

By signing this petition, you will have a direct impact on relieving the suffering of millions of children suffering with lice by telling the major medical institutions that it’s time to update their information. Spread the truth!


This petition was delivered to:
  • Thomas R. Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control
  • Katherine Lyon Daniel, Associate Director for Communication, Centers for Disease Control
  • Chelsey Richards, Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control
  • Rima Khabbaz, Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control
  • John H. Noseworthy, President & CEO, Mayo Clinic
  • Marin P. Allen, National Institutes of Health, MedlinePlus Advisory Group
  • Christine Flowers, M.P.A. Director, National Institutes of Health
  • Robin Mackar, News Director, National Institutes of Health
  • Stephen Marine, Associate Dean of Digital Initiatives, University of Cincinnati Libraries
  • Susan Wentz, Director NetWellness, Case Western Reserve University
  • Don Wright, Chief Medical Advisor,
  • Ellen Langhans, Program Manager,
  • Ms. Randie Siegel, Steering Committee,
  • Linda Harris, Steering Committee,

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