If chloramines disinfect, can’t they harm people and pets?

No. To be harmful, chloramines have to go directly into the bloodstream, as happens in kidney dialysis. Fish take chloramines directly into their bloodstream through their gills. That’s why chloramines must be removed from water used for either of these purposes.

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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?