Are chloramines safe?

Castle Rock water began using chloramines instead of chlorine in 2013. While this process was relatively new to our customers, many municipal and private water providers across the United States and Canada have used this safe, effective disinfectant for more than 90 years. Denver and surrounding communities, for example, have been using chloramine-treated water since 1917.

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1. What are chloramines and why are they used?
2. Are chloramines safe?
3. If chloramines disinfect, can’t they harm people and pets?
4. Kidney dialysis patients, aquatic life owners and beermakers should remove chloramines.
5. Do home water softeners remove chloramines?