Both chloramines and chlorine are toxic in dialysis water and must be removed from water used in dialysis machines. It is safe for dialysis patients to drink, cook with, and bathe in chloraminated water because the digestive process neutralizes chloramine before it enters the bloodstream. All kidney dialysis clinics and medical facilities have been notified within the regional partnership vicinities.
Two methods are typically used to remove chloramines from water before dialysis:
Customers with home dialysis equipment should contact their physicians and check with equipment manufacturers for information on proper adjustments to equipment.