How to remove chloramines from our tap water?

  • 08 Jan 2021 05:48
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Well, do you know: “how to remove chloramines from our tap water?” Actually, we have enough reasons to do this:

  • Dry and scaling skin
  • Erupting, oozing skin
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Hacking coughs
  • Itchy, burning and swollen eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Peeling fingernails
  • Raspy throat
  • Severe skin rashes
  • Skin described as having chemical burns
  • Skin outbreak ‘like hives’
  • Sneezing
  • Stomach aches
  • Swollen ears
  • Yeast infection
  • Ammonia toxicity from consumption, especially for those with liver, kidney or urea cycle diseases People who keep aquariums know that they have to remove the chloramine – or the fish die.

How to Remove Chloramines

Now that there are chloramines in our tap water, we need some ways to get them removed from our drinking water. 3 methods can be used to get chloramines removed from tap water.

1. A chemical dechlorinating product is considered as the easiest and cheapest way to remove chloramines. However, you should pay attention, when you are buying one. This is because not all dechlorinators and water conditioners have the same function. Therefore, you should read the labels carefully to make sure it can remove chlorine, chloramines and ammonia. Some of them cannot remove ammonia that may cause cancers. Be aware of this!

Although some products are able to separate the ammonia from the chlorine and break the chloramine bond and eliminate chlorine, the released associated toxic ammonia are also left in our water. Therefore, make sure you have read the labels carefully. Mostly, an additional product specializing in eliminating or detoxifying ammonia is recommended to use. The labels will tell you which one to choose from. If you feel this is so complicated, you’d better buy one product that can remove chlorine, chloramines and ammonia at once. This type of water conditioners is easy to use. Click here to find the best water conditioner on the market.

2. Install a reverse osmosis system to filter your tap water. When you choose a RO system, make sure it is able to remove the 3 types of contaminants: chlorine, chloramines, as well as ammonia. There are plenty of ro systems on the market. Click here to find the best RO system to filter your tap water.

3. Install a faucet water filter or an under sink carbon filter. However, when you plan to purchase such a filter, you also need to make sure it has high quality carbon. And if the contact time of water and the filter is not sufficient, the effect will be not good. This means carbon water filters are not the ideal choices. Plus, carbon will be exhausted fast and you need to buy filter cartridges regularly to replace the old ones. If you have decided to get one, choose one with an indicator that can remind you when to change its filters.


Among the above 3 methods used to remove chloramines, reverse osmosis is considered as the most effective way to do this. And it will not make you feel disappoint. Although RO systems will cost you much, it deserves to have.

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Nancy Farmer By, Nancy Farmer
Nancy was born in 1941 in Phoenix and grew up in a hotel on the Arizona-Mexico border where she worked the switchboard at the age of nine. She also found time to hang out in the old state prison and the hobo jungle along the banks of the Colorado River. She attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, earning her BA in 1963. Instead of taking a regular job, she joined the Peace Corps and was sent to India (1963-1965). When she returned, she moved into a commune in Berkeley, sold newspapers on the street for a while, then got a job in the Entomology department at UC Berkeley and also took courses in Chemistry there. Restless, again, she decided to visit Africa. She and a friend tried to hitchhike by boat but the ship they'd selected turned out
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