What is Chloramine?
Chloramine is a combination of Chlorine and Ammonia used by utilities for the purpose of disinfecting the municipal water supply. The plural term Chloramines is often used because the chemicals can take on different properties and create different forms with changes in water chemistry.
What problems can Chloramine cause?
Chloramine is very corrosive when moving through lead or copper pipes and can damage plumbing and dissolve contaminants into the water supply.
Chloramine can’t kill all pathogens in the water which presents a health risk to the very young, very old, and others with compromised immune systems.
Chloramine can cause dry itchy skin, rashes and other mild reactions to those sensitive to it.
Chloramines are extremely toxic to fish, amphibians, and some reptiles.