Check it out here. Of course, there are things I like and things I'm not so keen on in this report. I'm not going to go through all of it with you here; review it for yourself. Here's just a few things that caught my eye:
"Additionally, because lice infestation is benign, treatments should not be associated with adverse effects and should be reserved for patience on whom living lice are found."
LIKE - Lice are benign, people! They are a nuisance to be sure, but they are not the health risk that many schools and parents make them out to be.
DISLIKE - I really like that it says you should only do a "treatment" when lice have actually been found on the head. However, this paper later says that perhaps you should also do a treatment on people who don't have head lice if they share a bed with someone who does. Which contradicts the statement above. They say this is prudent but don't back this idea up with research. I say this is not prudent but I don't recommend any chemicals anyway. What I recommend is that when lice are found on one person in the home, everyone should get a lice check through wet combing. Low cost, no side effects, proven effectiveness.
" Note that some experts refer to "eggs" as containing the developing nymph and use "nits" to refer to empty egg casings; others use the term "nits" to refer to both eggs and the empty casings."