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When a child is exposed to lice, parents are often told to apply shampoos containing the pesticide lindane. But lindane is a toxic chemical - Rachel Carson identified it as a serious threat to people and the environment in Silent Spring back in 1962. It's been on Pesticide Action Network's "Dirty Dozen" list of most toxic pesticides since 1985, and the U.S. has banned many of its uses since then. Yet incredibly, lindane shampoos are still used on children even though safe, healthy alternatives exist.

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The National Pediculosis Association LACSD receive First Place Pollution Prevention Award!

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