Headlice News: Banned pesticide in head-lice treatment.

by Tracey on June 6, 2009

News from The West – 12th May 2009, 7:00 WST

Toxic chemicals about to be deregistered or already banned in the European Union (EU) remain widely available in Australia and can be found in everything from pet flea collars to head lice treatments for children.
An investigation by consumer group Choice found eight of the pesticides, chlorpyrifos, permethrin, allethrin, bioallethrin, bioresmethrin, malathion/maldison, pyriproxyfen and fenoxycarb were still used in everyday products such as cockroach baits, ant killers, head lice shampoo, flea collars and mosquito coils.

(excerpt from The West   www.thewest.com.au)
… APVMA spokesman Simon Cubit said Choice’s data was flawed and some uses of chlorpyrifos and pyriproxyfen were still permitted by the EU. Head lice treatments were registered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, not the APVMA, Dr Cubit said.
Permethrin was found to “have a low overall toxicity, and a low incidence of adverse events” by the TGA in 2003.

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GarykPatton June 16, 2009 at 3:26 pm

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Head Lice Treatment August 6, 2009 at 12:15 pm

The tiny parasitic insects known as head lice can infest the head and neck area and attach their eggs to the base of the hair shaft.

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