Well the awful truth is; most over the counter head lice treatments are becoming less and less effective as lice become increasingly resistant to the chemicals used to control them. In a 1996 study conducted by Dr Daniel Thomas on 300,000 primary schoolchildren in 31 Welsh schools, the scientists at the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre concluded that as many as 80% of 316 lice tested were resistant to Pyrethroids (Neem for Head Lice).Our children unfortunately, are not.Yet Pyrethroid Pesticides are now known to be toxic to the Thyroid and Immune System, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.Scientific studies of Sumithrin, Resmethrin and Permethrin reveal serious safety fears and are quite possibly carcinogenic. German studies link exposure to Permethrin and also Phenothrin with leukaemia, lymphoid cancer and multiple chemical sensitivity. These compounds are commonly thought to be naturally derived from chrysanthemum flowers, which they are not. They are synthetic chemical pesticides which are now proven to be dangerous.Yet our governments first stated that these chemicals were safe for use on us and on our children. Only when enough collective damage was reported, independent testing then proved them dangerous. Unfortunately, almost every compound introduced to us by the highly profitable chemical industry claims to be harmless until we find out the hard way they are not (Neem for Head Lice).So what is a safe, alternative head lice treatment?Well first of all, sit down and have a cup of tea before you decide on the best head lice treatment for you and your family. It is important not to panic, as this may lead to choices you may later regret. While head lice may be a nuisance and cause discomfort in both the carrier and their family, (Neem for Head Lice)they don't carry disease and can't do you any real harm. They can wait for a few minutes while you decide on the best course of action.The safest home treatment for head lice is one that is contains completely natural ingredients. Steer clear from over the counter pesticide based preparations as they may not only be ineffective, but possibly unsafe. Even if they don't contain any of chemicals that have been proven to be unsafe, are we really willing to take the risk of using these pesticide based preparations on the highly permeable scalps of our precious children? Who knows what facts may surface in the future about the chemicals in use today?Luckily there are quite a few totally natural remedies available that readily kill head lice.Suffocation is an effective method where oil based products (Neem for Head Lice) are used to block the breathing holes and kill the live lice. The real trick though is to find natural products that will kill both the live lice and their eggs in one fast effective treatment.Remedies containing Neem Oil are known to be highly effective as Neem interrupts the growth and reproduction of the head louse. Neem's insecticidal properties are widely recognized now and the oil is commonly available at your local health food store.The Neem tree is native to India and is commonly known as the 'Cure All' tree. The insecticidal properties of Neem are so effective because it is thought to disrupt the hormone system of the insect which is needed for normal bodily function. Most importantly, head lice exposed to Neem are unable to breed so there are no subsequent generations for resistance to develop.When Neem Oil is mixed with other natural ingredients that kill both lice and eggs(Neem for Head Lice), you have a completely safe yet powerful head lice remedy that will wipe out your infestation problem in no time flat. Team this with a step by step head lice prevention plan and you too can get rid of head lice and keep them away permanently.For a gorgeous FREE eBook to teach children all about the perils of head lice and how to avoid them plus a wealth of free information please visit our head lice treatment website.