What are chloramines?
Chloramines are a disinfectant used to treat drinking water. They are formed by mixing chlorine with ammonia at carefully controlled levels. Similar to chlorine, chloramines are effective at killing harmful bacteria and other germs. Chloramines have been used safely in the United States for many years.

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1. What are chloramines?
2. What do dialysis patients and providers need to know?
3. How can chloramines be removed?
4. Is it safe for kidney dialysis patients to drink water containing chlorine and/or chloramines?
5. What should people with home dialysis machines do to remove chloramines?
6. Is it safe to wash open wounds with chloraminated water?
7. Will boiling remove chloramines?