Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The 29th of February, National Lice Day

The 29th of February is National Lice Day. All parents of elementary school children must check the heads of their children on that day. The National Institute for Popular Health and Environment, (RIVM) will distribute tubes to children with the hope that they will be returned with lice in them. The institute wants to research whether the lice have become resistant to anti-lice products. The last research from 20 years ago found that 250,000 Dutch children suffer from lice. In its project, the RIVM collaborates with the National Support Center for Head Lice (LSH).

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