Does Chlorine Kill Lice?


No, chlorine does not kill lice. However going into a chlorinated pool also will not spread lice to others as they won't let go of the person's head they are on while in the water. If a person has recently treated for lice, they should not go swimming within 1-2 days of treatment.
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1 Additional Answer
Yes, Chlorine does in fact kill lice. That is why extremely large amounts of chlorine are used in public pools.
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