Chlorine and chloramines help our states and water companies to disinfect their water. However, is too much exposure to chlorine a good thing?
Uses of Chlorine and Chloramine
Municipal water for pools, drinking water, or other public areas are required to be regulated. Chlorine and chloramines are the most common disinfectants used by municipals because they are effective and cheap. They do kill bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens.
What are Chloramines?
Chloramine is a combination of chlorine with ammonia. Ammonia helps stabilize the chlorine to make it less reactive. Since chloramine creates less byproducts than chlorine, it has been used an extra supplement to regular chorine.
Dangers of Chlorinated Water
The Environmental Protection Agency stated that there are no health hazards from moderate exposure to chlorinated water. That said, excessive amounts of chlorine and chloramines can have harmful effects. Beyond health effects, chlorine and chloramine can also damage faucets, shower heads, and pipes. Therefore, over time it can cost you a lot of money.
How to Eliminate Chlorine and Chloramines from my Water?
There are chlorine filters and simple drinking systems that are able to extract the chlorine from your water. However, be aware that systems capable of attacking chlorine may not be able to get rid of chloramines. Chloramines require special drinking systems.
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