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Putting chloramines in water has been man’s way of staving off infection from numerous waterborne diseases for more than a century now.

Chloramine added to Tulsa drinking water supply.

The City of Tulsa announced Monday that the process of adding a secondary disinfectant to the drinking water supply will be complete this month. Chloramine is already used by many cities including Oklahoma City, Sand Springs and Dallas. The addition of chloramine meets mandatory EPA regulations that went into effect this year.

City of Tulsa will soon add new chemical to drinking water.

Lacie Lowry, News On 6

The city of Tulsa will soon start adding a new chemical called chloramine to our drinking water. It’s supposed to make water taste and smell better, but two groups need to take precaution. Tulsa’s water treatment plant will start adding chloramine to disinfect the water supply in addition to chlorine. The city had to change to meet higher standards for drinking water.

Water pollution. Education Program: What are the facts about chloramines in our drinking water?

A panel of experts presented data to the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) on how the chemical is linked to long-term health problems. Opponents argue chloramine doesn’t protect our water from bacteria and viruses such as E. coli and Polio. Those against it say argue the least expensive way is not the safest. Some suggest it actually just makes the problem worse.

Water additive causing rise in plumbing problems

This article is courtesy of Citizens Concerned About Chloramine (CCAC), a nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

Tradesman Ken Russo, who says he suffers respiratory and skin problems resulting from chloramine in the water, points to another “cause and effect” of the chemical additive: a dramatic increase in plumbing problems. The SFPUC acknowledges on its Web site that “the lead corrosion concern associated with chloramine is something new and unexpected both by the regulators and the industry.” Read more about it here: http://www.chloramine.org/effectsonplumbing.htm#photosofcorrosion

“You Get More Toxic Exposure From Taking A Shower Than From
Drinking The Same Water.”

This article is courtesy of Citizens Concerned About Chloramine (CCAC), a nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

…. Summary statement from a recent study at a major U.S. University and as reported in Science News, vol. 130.

Diagram adapted from the Weekly Newsmagazine of Science, SCIENCE NEWS.Chemistry VOL 130 no. 12 Pages 177-192

In a new study, researcher Julian Andelman, of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, the National Academy of Sciences has shown that volatile chemicals present in many municipal drinking water supplies are especially toxic to people when they are exposed to them when bathing or showering. “. . .the major health threat posed by these water pollutants is far more likely to be from their inhalation as air pollutants in the home, according to preliminary data from a study Andelman and his colleagues have just reported.”

This article is courtesy of Citizens Concerned About Chloramine (CCAC), a nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

Chloramines are disinfectants used to treat drinking water. Chloramines are most commonly formed when ammonia is added to chlorine to treat drinking water. The typical purpose of chloramines is to provide longer-lasting water treatment as the water moves through pipes to consumers. This type of disinfection is known as secondary disinfection. Chloramines have been used by water utilities for almost 90 years, and their use is closely regulated. More than one in five Americans uses drinking water treated with chloramines. Water that contains chloramines and meets EPA regulatory standards is safe to use for drinking, cooking, bathing and other household uses.

Many utilities use chlorine as their secondary disinfectant; however, in recent years, some of them changed their secondary disinfectant to chloramines to meet disinfection byproduct regulations. In order to address questions that have been raised by consumers about this switch, EPA scientists and experts have answered 29 of the most frequently asked questions about chloramines. We have also worked with a risk communication expert to help us organize complex information and make it easier for us to express current knowledge.

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