Chloramines (also known as monochloramine) are formed when chlorine and ammonia is combined to treat drinking water. It provides longer lasting protection while the water moves from the treatment facility to the consumers. Although it is a disinfecting agent, chloramines are less effective than chlorine.
According to CCAC (Citizen’s Concerned About Chloramines), chloramines have a lot of negative effect on human health:
1. IMMUNE SYSTEM
When water becomes vapor, chemicals used on the water treatment are also vaporized. It is absorbed by the skin, it flows through the bloodstreams which weakens our immune system.
Exposure and inhalation of chloramine is also bad for our health. It causes our lungs to weaken making us more susceptible respiratory tract infections, allergies and asthma.
When chloramines and ammonia particles are absorbed by the skin, it can cause irritation that may produce rash, itching, dry skin and other skin diseases.
4. DIGESTIVE AND GASTRIC
Chloramines damage digestive mucosa and can cause digestive disorders. According to Journal of Gastroenterology, monochloramine is responsible for gastric cancer.
5. KIDNEY AND BLOOD
People with Kidney disease and patients undergoing Dialysis treatment are at a very high risk of ammonia toxicity. Using infected water on dialysis patients may cause hemolytic anemia.
HOW TO EFFECTIVELY FILTER CHLORAMINES
Contrary to the old practice - boiling water doesn't get rid of chloramines - they do not dissipate into air like Chlorine does over time. It is considered one of the new silent killers. The most effective way to remove chloramines from your water supply is to use a water filter - in your kitchen, bathroom, water pitcher or whole house.
The most efficient way to instantly eliminate chlorine & chloramine, is to use a Vitamin C filter. The chlorine & chloramine will simply vanish and be neutralized the second the water flows through the filter and touches the Vitamin C.
Most carbon filters for showers and kitchen sinks are only effective on cold water as active carbons lose their effect on hot/warm water.
Invigorated Water continues to try and produce water filters that will help eliminate harmful elements on your water supply. If you would like to know more, you can join our mailing list by visiting invigoratedwater.com to sign up.