Chloramines are products of the reaction between ammonia and chlorine, and the type of chloramine will depend upon the relative amounts of chlorine and ammonia. Chloramines can be used as a disinfectant in water supplies, and has the advantage of creating fewer by-products than when chlorine itself is used. Monochloramine has been used as a disinfectant at concentrations that typically range from 1.5 – 2.5 mg/L.
Contained in this document:
- Routes of exposure to chloramines
- Standards/concentration thresholds
- Metabolism and toxicity information
- Health effect information
- Sources of information about chloramines