Yes. Chloramines have been used safely in the U.S. and Canada for many years. EPA recommends chloramines as a disinfectant. If not for disinfectants, disease-causing organisms such as typhoid and cholera could be carried in your drinking water.
CHLORAMINATED WATER IS SAFE FOR EVERYONE TO DRINK, including:
- Pregnant women
- Children and infants
- People on kidney dialysis
- People on low-sodium diets
- People with diabetes
- Warm-blooded pets (dogs, cats, birds, pigs, etc.)
Chloraminated water is safe for all warm-blooded* animals, including humans, to drink because the digestive process neutralizes the chloramine before it reaches the bloodstream. In fact, consumers in cities with chloraminated water report the water tastes better because it has less of a chlorine odor or taste. Chloraminated water also is safe for bathing, cooking and all uses we have for water every day.
*Chloraminated water is NOT safe for cold-blooded animals