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Giardia and Giardiasis Discussed in New Online Video
The IAQ Video Network releases another educational video about important environmental, health & safety (EH&S) issues.
Giardia is a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal illness known as giardiasis. Giardia can be found on surfaces or in soil, food or water that has been contaminated with feces from infected humans or animals.
Giardia cysts are protected by an outer shell that allows them to survive outside of the body for long periods of time, sometimes weeks or months, and makes them tolerant to chlorine disinfection.
“Symptoms of illness normally begin around 1 to 3 weeks after becoming infected,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video. “In most healthy people, symptoms of the illness may last 2 to 6 weeks, but occasionally symptoms last longer. Although the Giardia parasite can infect all people, infants and pregnant women may be more likely to experience severe dehydration from the diarrhea caused by the organism. We hope this new video helps to shed some light on this organism.”
This educational video was sponsored by a number of organizations and leading industry professionals that help protect the public’s health. Sponsors include: EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, Mold Solutions, Clark Seif Clark, MBM Insurance Resource Center and Healthy Indoors magazine to name a few.
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About Cochrane & Associates, LLC & the IAQ Video Network
Cochrane & Associates is a business development, public relations and marketing consulting firm that specializes in the environmental, HVAC, mold and indoor air quality industries. The company has worked with many of the industries’ leading institutions and companies and continues to be an innovator in the industry. They are also the driving force behind the IAQ Video Network.