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Community Hygiene Concern

Founded in 1988, Community Hygiene Concern (CHC) is a not-for-profit charity set up to protect people, especially children, and pets, from parasites commonly found in the UK.

CHC formulates eradication strategies based on sound science. The current work focuses on the development of the Bug Busting solution to head lice by the promotion of good practice in control, education, awareness raising and community action (and not with neurotoxic pesticides).

The work of CHC was part-funded by the UK Department of Health from 1990 to 2006, with specific funding from 1995 combined with ongoing support for the Bug Busting programme. The King’s Fund grant-funded CHC’s work from 1990 to 1999. CHC won one of the first ten Smith Kline Beecham IMPACT awards for excellence in community health in 1998. The UK National Lottery Charity (Community Fund) supported the Bug Busting Community Involvement project and funded an independent clinical trial of the Bug Buster Kit run by The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.


Contact details

Joanna Ibarra
22 Darin Court
Milton Keynes
Tel: +44 (0)1908 561928
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