Chloramines are used in drinking water as a disinfectant. Commonly when ammonia is added toto 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 .
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.« Back to Glossary Index