Why Is Chloramine Dangerous?

Category: shower filters

Protecting yourself from water contaminants should be one of your top priorities. There are many risk factors for chloramine. Let’s break down some properties of chloramine.

Chloramine is a group of three different chemicals; Monochloramine (NH2CL), Dichloramine (NHCl2), and trichloramine (NCl3).

These chemicals are closely related and will easily shift into each form depending upon a variety of factors such as water pH, temperature, turbulence, and even ratio of Chlorine to ammonia.

Like Chlorine, Chloramines are also respiratory irritants and as stated above when Chloramines react to organic substances in water supplies this can cause THMs, which have been linked to cancer.

Like Chlorine, Chloramines are also respiratory irritants and as stated above when Chloramines react to organic substances in water supplies this can cause THMs, which have been linked to cancer.

THMs are created as a byproduct of free Chlorine coming in contact with organic material present in the water supply. However, the good thing about Chloramine is that it produces a lower amount of THMs.

The danger of long-term exposure to THMs is an increased risk of cancer; especially certain types of cancer. Bladder and colorectal cancer are among the ones that are seen more frequently in communities serviced by public treatment facilities.

The danger of long-term exposure to THMs is an increased risk of cancer; especially certain types of cancer. Bladder and colorectal cancer are among the ones that are seen more frequently in communities serviced by public treatment facilities.

One other concern with chloramine is that it stays in the pipes and can then cause the lead to leech into the water.

To protect yourself from chloramine through the following;
1) Install a whole house water filtration system.
2) Install a filtration system at your sink.
3)Use a shower filter.
4) Drink bottled water.

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