The Special Lice Comb Uses Cold Plasma to Zap and Kill Pests

By: David Ingram - Nov 5, 2015
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With this special lice comb, the long drawn out process of eliminating head lice can suddenly be done free of chemicals.

Head lice infestations spread quickly and most often, the victims are young children. The process of eliminating head lice and their eggs often involves harsh chemicals and requires repeated treatments. To help make the process of dealing with head lice easier, German researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a special advanced lice comb that uses the power of cold plasma to eliminate infestations without the need for harmful chemicals.

This advanced comb features conductive electrode that sends pulses between the teeth of the comb. By sending these pulses, the air between the teeth becomes ionized to generate cold plasma that effectively kills both lice and their eggs without the need for repeated treatments.