What is Chloramine?

Chloraminated water is safe for people and animals to drink, and for all other general uses. However, as with chlorine, chloramine needs to be removed for fish and amphibian use, and for people or businesses requiring highly treated water. Precautions are taken to remove or neutralize chloramine in the kidney dialysis process, in the preparation of water for fish tanks and ponds, and in businesses using water in treatment processes and beverage manufacturing.

Unlike chlorine, chloramine cannot be removed from water by boiling, or by letting an open container of water stand to dissipate chlorine gas. It can only be neutralized, or removed with specific treatment methods.

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1. What is Chloramine?
2. Is it safe to wash open wounds with chloraminated water?
3. How will chloramine affect household plumbing, pipes, and water heaters?