Giardia lamblia is a single-celled protozoan parasite that lives in the intestine of infected humans or animals. It is found on surfaces or in soil, food, or water that has been contaminated with the feces from infected humans or animals.
Giardia lamblia can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.
MCL ADVISORY - ACTION IS REQUIRED
Giardia lamblia levels were detected in your water sample to exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL).
- USEPA - Water: Basic Information about Regulated Drinking Water Contaminants - Basic Information about Pathogens and Indicators in Drinking Water
- CDC - Parasites - Giardia