Publication Date: 01 July 2001

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 b​y-products than when chlorine itself is used.

This document describes​:

  • routes of exposure to chloramines
  • standards/concentration thresholds
  • metabolism and toxicity information 
  • health effect informatio​n
  • further sources of information about chloramines

Resource information

Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance