chlo·​ra·​mine | \ ˈklȯr-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce chloramine (audio) \

Definition of chloramine

: any of various compounds containing nitrogen and chlorine

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Bleach + Ammonia Bleach and ammonia produce a toxic gas called chloramine. Lisa Freedman, Good Housekeeping, "6 Cleaning Products You Should Never, Ever Mix," 19 Dec. 2017 In many American homes, water is treated with chlorine and chloramine, which kill pathogens but not mycobacteria, a genus that includes the cause of tuberculosis. Lisa Margonelli, WSJ, "‘Never Home Alone’ Review: The Critters Chez Nous," 28 Nov. 2018 The utility recently switched to a new chloramine system to correct the chlorination problems. Robert Rhoden,, "Citizens demand improvements to Tammany Utilities East," 9 May 2018 Bleach + ammonia Bleach and ammonia produce a toxic gas called chloramine. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "Why You Should Never Mix Ammonia and Bleach," 19 Dec. 2017 The bigger problem should be a second addition to water, chloramine. Jeff Lowenfels, Alaska Dispatch News, "Readers ask: Should you put mayonnaise on your houseplants?," 2 Nov. 2017 Using a hydroponics system, however, can cause problems, as there are not enough organics sometimes to take care of the chloramine. Jeff Lowenfels, Alaska Dispatch News, "Readers ask: Should you put mayonnaise on your houseplants?," 2 Nov. 2017 NDMA can be formed as a byproduct of water purification with chlorine or chloramine. Patrick Di Justo, WIRED, "What’s Inside: Tap Water," 28 Feb. 2012

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1893, in the meaning defined above

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chlo·​ra·​mine | \ ˈklōr-ə-ˌmēn, ˈklȯr- How to pronounce chloramine (audio) \

Medical Definition of chloramine

1 : any of three compounds formed by the reaction of dilute hypochlorous acid with ammonia especially : a colorless oily bactericidal compound NH2Cl having an ammoniacal odor
2 : any of various organic compounds containing nitrogen and chlorine especially when the chlorine is attached to the nitrogen atom (as in the groups −NHCl and −NCl2) especially : chloramine-t

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