Chloramines are used in drinking water as a disinfectant. Commonly when ammonia is added to chlorine to treat water, chloramines are created. Chloramines provides longer-lasting water treatment when water is moving through pipes to you, the consumer. It has been used for over 90 years in municipal water treatment and is considered a secondary disinfection for water. It is not as an effective disinfectant as it’s cousin chlorine.

Chloramine has been linked to Immune system problems, as well as respiratory issues including sneezing, sinus congestion, coughing, choking, shortness  of breath, wheezing and asthma.

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