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1. An unstable colorless liquid, NH2Cl, used in making hydrazine and as a chlorine source for water treatment.
2. Any of several aromatic sulfonamide salts containing chlorine, used medicinally as antiseptics.


1. (Elements & Compounds) an unstable colourless liquid with a pungent odour, made by the reaction of sodium hypochlorite and ammonia. Formula: NH2Cl
2. (Elements & Compounds) any compound produced by replacing hydrogen atoms in an azo or amine group with chlorine atoms


(ˈklɔr əˌmin, ˈkloʊr-, klɔˈræm in, kloʊ-)

any of a class of compounds obtained by replacing a hydrogen atom of an =NH or −NH2 group with chlorine.
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Noun1.chloramine - any of several compounds containing chlorine and nitrogen; used as an antiseptic in wounds
antiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
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Chloramine is a disinfectant that cleans water and has been used by many public utilities since before World War II, the U.
Health effects associated with indoor swimming pools: a suspected toxic chloramine exposure.
Effective water treatment supplemented with an ozone or UV system and limiting entry of biological contaminants into the pool (through showering, for example) can reduce chloramine production.
Chlorine and chloramine are added to water to kill disease-causing pathogens," Fedinick says.
The combined effects of high chlorine and chloramine levels and naturally occurring total organic carbon (TOC) levels found in municipal feed water have been found to decrease the life of carbon media used in the application of water purification of water for dialysis.
Daley said his significant accomplishments were starting the technically challenging but successful chloramine drinking water program, the internal design and construction of two rail trail bridges, and working with Mr.
However, traces of chloramine in the water may not be to everyone's liking either, because it causes rashes after showering in a small percentage of people and can apparently increase lead exposure in older homes as it leaches the heavy metal off old pipes.
For the past year businessman Paul Stocks and his partner Denise Wilson, who run the school, have had to close the pool on a regular basis after tests showed that the water was not safe to use because of high chloramine levels.
Furthermore, the red-eyes in the pool, that are often associated with chloramine, a chemical created when urine combines with the chlorine that's already in the pool, are not from the water treatment chemical, the Daily Mail reported.
But a new study shows that excreted ICM react with chloramine and chlorine at water treatment plants to form toxic iodinated disinfection by-products (iodo-DBPs).