Wednesday, September 20, 2017

1 in 5 Have Chloramines In Their Drinking Water

1 in 5 Have Chloramines in Their Drinking Water – and Growing

What is chloramine? You may also hear it called chloramines or monochloramine, but it used as an alternative to chlorine in the disinfection process of treating water. It is a chemical compound of chlorine and ammonia.

It is highly controversial because the effects have not been extensively studied yet many water treatment facilities are switching to it or already have because the disinfection byproducts are fewer than with chlorine. However, it has not proven to be safe and there are many advocacy groups across the country fighting for chloramine bans. They argue there are safer methods to disinfect water. You can read more of the pros and cons at

Yes, there are other alternatives, such as reverse osmosis or UV filtration, but these technologies are prohibitively expensive for municipalities to install and operate. However, you can take matters in your own hands by installing your OWN filtration system in your home. That way, no matter what the treatment facility is doing, your family will be safe from harmful disinfection byproducts.

Our PurHome Series (models X-5, X-51 or X-1000) all address chlorine and chloramine. We use a special catalytic carbon media which is more expensive than regular carbon. It removes chlorine and chloramines so that your family is safe from their harmful effects. The carbon we use also addresses heavy metals in the water. For example, it is believed that lead may be leached from pipes when chloramines are used. If you remove the heavy metals from your drinking water in your home, you do not need to worry about lead in your water. Want to learn more? Visit or PuriTeam City Water Filtration Systems.