One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An organic compound containing a chlorine atom bonded to nitrogen, especially any of a group of sulfonamide derivatives used as antiseptics and disinfectants.
- ‘Find out from your water supply co if both chlorine and chloramines are added.’
- ‘This nascent bleach can also react with primary or secondary amines to form longer lasting, antimicrobial chloramines.’
- ‘Many municipal water companies add chloramine (a combination of these chemicals), which is very toxic to fish.’
- ‘In Washington, the chloramines also caused lead to leach out of service lines, water meters, plumbing with lead solder and brass faucets that contain lead.’
- ‘Before you add fish, test city water for chlorine dioxide and chloramine, both of which can be treated with chemicals purchased at a nursery or pet shop.’
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