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Does BOROUX Filter Chloramines?

Does BOROUX Filter Chloramines?

Yes, BOROUX filters chloramines! See the test results!

What are Chloramines?

Chloramines are chemical compounds formed by combining chlorine with ammonia. They are a type of disinfectant commonly used in municipal water treatment systems. Chloramines are used to kill harmful microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses, ensuring that the water remains safe for consumption and use. They are often favored over chlorine alone because they are more stable and provide longer-lasting disinfection as the water travels through the distribution system to consumers' taps.

How Do Chloramines Get into Tap Water?

Chloramines enter tap water during the water treatment process. Initially, chlorine is added to the water as a primary disinfectant to eliminate pathogens. In some treatment systems, ammonia is subsequently added to the water, which reacts with the chlorine to form chloramines. This combination is particularly effective because it reduces the formation of potentially harmful disinfection by-products, such as trihalomethanes (THMs), which can occur when chlorine alone reacts with organic matter in the water. As a result, chloramines are used to maintain a safer, more consistent level of disinfection throughout the water distribution network.

Why Chloramines Should Be Filtered?

Filtering chloramines from tap water is essential to minimize potential health risks associated with their consumption. While chloramines help ensure water safety, long-term exposure may lead to various health issues, necessitating their effective removal. Chloramines can cause respiratory and skin irritations, particularly in individuals with asthma or eczema. By removing chloramines, water becomes safer for sensitive populations. Chloramines can impart an unpleasant taste and odor to water, making it less enjoyable for drinking and cooking. Filtering them out significantly improves the water's taste and smell.

Chloramines can also be corrosive to certain plumbing materials, leading to the degradation of pipes, fixtures, and household appliances over time. Filtering chloramines helps protect your home's plumbing infrastructure and extends the life of appliances. For households with aquariums or hydroponic systems, removing chloramines is essential to prevent harm to aquatic life and to maintain the balance of beneficial bacteria in these environments. Filtering chloramines ensures better water.

Health Risks

  • Respiratory Issues: Chloramine exposure through inhalation or ingestion may cause respiratory problems, especially in individuals with pre-existing respiratory conditions.
  • Skin and Eye Irritation: Contact with water containing chloramines can lead to skin irritation and red, itchy eyes.
  • Digestive Problems: Some individuals may experience gastrointestinal discomfort or other digestive issues after consuming water with high chloramine levels.

How BOROUX Filters Chloramines

The BOROUX legacy water filter system effectively filters chloramines from tap water. The included black carbon filters process involves multiple stages that specifically target and capture chloramines, ensuring quality drinking water for consumers. Through a combination of activated carbon filtration, microfiltration, and ion exchange, BOROUX filters efficiently eliminate chloramines, reducing their potential health impacts. Providing a reliable solution for chlorine and ammonia compound reduction. Choosing BOROUX is a step towards ensuring a better water supply, free from the potential risks associated with chloramine exposure.

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