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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.
Yes. Chloraminated water is completely safe to use on cuts and wounds.
Rubber parts on some household plumbing and water heaters may degrade faster than with other disinfection methods. When replacing rubber plumbing parts, ask for chloramine-resistant parts, which are readily available.