Sunday, September 5, 2010


Chloramines are disinfectants used to treat drinking water. They are most commonly formed when ammonia is added to chlorine to treat drinking water. The typical purpose of chloramines is to provide longer-lasting water treatment as the water moves through pipes to consumers.

A research published in 2007 by Dr. Michael Plewa indicated that the disinfection byproducts (DBPs) created from the use of chloramine are much more toxic than the DBPs of chlorine. These new nitrogen-containing DBPs are currently not regulated by the EPA. It is reported by many that chloramines has negative side effects on health that is why there are chloramine water filters that you can buy to help remove chloramines from the water. Chloramines are very hard to remove. Check your municipality or water supplier to see if you have chloramine in your water. If you do, then it is time to buy a chloramine water filter. There are under the counter and counter top models of water filters available at

If your water has chloramines in it, the 3 Canister Undercounter Chloramine & Fluoride Water Filter is perfect for you because it has an additional canister dedicated to removing chloramine.


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