Yikes! Study Connects Selfies and Head Lice and It’s Terrifying
Today in horrifying science news: most kids with their own cell phones end up with lice within five years. Insert scream emoji here.
Research from Oxford University recently shared that 62.5 percent of kids with cellphones get head lice within five years. Apparently, those kiddos who are sans-smartphone only have a 29.5 percent chance of getting those filthy hair critters – a significant difference. What’s the reasoning? Apparently, those pre-teen sleepovers in the summer are ripe with infestation thanks to lazy beach and pool days, where your babes are spending more time snapping selfies than washing their hair.
Though it’s pretty funny, it’s also a classic case of correlation, not causation, so try not to chase your kid and their friends around with dry shampoo in fear. Instead, keep a pulse on their overall hygiene and look out for warning signs they may be at risk for attracting the crawlers. When in doubt, you can always schedule an appointment with Los Alamitos Lice Removal or Torrance Lice Removal, who will work with your family to make sure you’re all healthy and lice-free!