Mass-murdering LouseBuster

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lousebuster.jpgHead lice, one of the scourges that affect both parents and schoolchildren, looks as though their time is almost up with the invention of the LouseBuster, a device that effectively blows most of them dead within half an hour instead of using expensive medicinal shampoos that take weeks to be effective. This device is capable of killing both the nasty bugs and their eggs by literally drying them out, offering a much cheaper and time-saving alternative should a commercial version ever be released.

The LouseBuster managed to kill up to 80% of hatched lice and destroy 98% of eggs in a study that involved 169 children in the Salt Lake area. This number of dead lice is sufficient to prevent the survivors from breeding, so one can safely conclude that virtually each kid was cured of head lice within a single week of ‘LouseBusting’. How does the LouseBuster go about doing its job so effectively? The answer is pretty simple – it blows twice as much air as the typical blow dryer, and since dry air kills lice on birds, the same principal applies to humans. Temperature does not play that much of a role compared to the amount of air, so the LouseBuster is cooler than your typical hair dryer but much more powerful.

It seems that Larada Sciences has taken up the task to market the LouseBuster, and hope to see a commercial version be available within the next couple of years. They are targeting a price between $1,000 to $2,000 when the final product is released, which is much cheaper in the long run when you take into account how expensive traditional medicinal shampoo treatment costs.

Source: CNN

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More Gadget Thumbs (up to 11-10-2006) » Coolest Gadgets Says: November 10, 2006 at 6:26 am

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Paul Murphy Says: November 10, 2006 at 11:27 am

The Nitty Gritty NitFree Comb (marketed, I believe, as the Terminator comb in the USA) does a better job than this over-engineered hunk of junk. And ANOTHER useless gadget is the last thing that tormented parents need to be thinking about.

Just ask any parent who has tried one. The NitFree works with any ordinary hair conditioner, and is guaranteed to quickly and easily remove 100 per cent of head lice, nits AND unhatched ‘live’ eggs. It doesn’t cost $2,000 either: the Nitty Gritty NitFree Comb costs just £10 in the UK – and even comes with a lifetime warranty that gets you a free brand new replacement comb if you ever break it.

So why haven’t you heard of it already, then? Possibly because big chemical corporations have had a lock on the head lice racket for years: they dominate the market by pushing toxic pesticides which they know don’t get the job done, but which are extraordinarily profitable precisely BECAUSE they don’t get the job done.

The NitFree really, really works. Find their website and ask the three mums behind it why it is so much better than anything else you can buy – and a million times better than $2,000 worth of hot air!

Robin Says: February 21, 2007 at 7:07 pm

That sounds fantastic for someone with normal hair. However, I have Dreadlocks and it is nearly impossible to pick out every single egg out of them so this sounds like a DREAM COME TRUE> i’ve had lice for 5 months now and it’s starting to drive me insane. please oh please hurry up and release the lousebuster!!!

larry Says: August 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Wow, Paul is on a rant! He should learn something about LouseBuster before spouting off. In fact LouseBuster and Terminator work better together than apart–the best team possible. And, Paul, LouseBuster is not sold to consumers, so don’t imply that to get a treatment one needs $2,000. Get the facts. The product is sold to professionals only. The consumer pays for a treatment and it is more cost effective than multiple shampoo treatments and hours and hours of combing along. In about 40 min with LouseBuster and a good combing afterwards, the nightmare has usually been brought to its end.
So Paul, get wise and get the facts. Terminator is great. But not alone.

larry Says: August 6, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Edwin, from the website http://www.lousebuster.com pull up an image of the new, FDA cleared, commercially available LouseBuster, so people can see what it looks like now vs. Dr. Clayton’s prototype.

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