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A CLOSER LOOK AT CHLORAMINE

ABOUT CHLORAMINE

HEALTH EFFECTS

ABOUT CHLORAMINE

ODOR AND TASTE

WHAT, EXACTLY, IS CHLORAMINE?

For almost a century, it has been utilised as a chlorine substitute for water treatment and disinfectant. When contrasted with chlorine, it is used by several water utilities to reduce the number of byproducts produced when disinfecting water. Even yet, it’s likely that any homeowner you ask will be confused between chloramine and chlorine.

 

The disinfectant, chloramine, is made up of five parts chlorine and one other component, ammonia. Chloramines, in any form, are disinfectants that can impact the flavour and quality of your water. In many circumstances, it makes sense to filter your drinking water to lower the chloramine concentration.

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HEALTH EFFECTS OF CHLORAMINE

what are the health consequences of each type of chloramine? Monochloramine has been shown to have little annoying effects, according to Scotland’s National Health Services (NHS). Dichloramine, on the other hand, can produce problems at low amounts. Trichloramine is by far the most irritating and dangerous type of chloramine.

The following concerns should be considered when it comes to chloramines in drinking water:

  • Chloramines in water are especially dangerous for kidney dialysis users.

  • Chloramine can cause copper or lead piping to corrode, lowering the quality of a home's water supply.

DOES CHLORAMINE HAVE A DISTINCT ODOR AND TASTE?

Yes, and yes again. Since chloramines are made up of chlorine, they will have a distinct chemical odour and taste that many people choose to remove from their drinking water. It could be chloramine fumes that you notice as the trademark fragrance when bathing or drinking tap water.

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