Posted by Ellen Powell, People Concerned About Chloramine, a resident of the Atherton: West of Alameda neighborhood, on Sep 2, 2007 at 7:27 pm
I am glad to see this good article by Daniel DeBolt. Thank you very much. We got chloramine put into our water here in Vermont in 4/06. I cannot drink, cook with, bathe or shower in, brush my teeth with chloraminated water without having a reaction. I have not showered or bathed at home since last August, when I finally gave up because I was getting pains in my chest that disappeared after I started showering in non-chloraminated water. The only thing I use my tap water for anymore is laundry, running the dishwasher (at night when I can get away from it) and the toilet. I am camping out in my own home!!!!
We have 200 people in our 68,000-person water district we know of who are suffering from skin, respiratory and/or digestive symptoms since the chloramine went in. We are working hard to get officials to listen to us and get this "pestilence" (as a member of an Oklahoma group refers to it) out of the water.
P.S. Apparently I have to put in a neighborhood in order to make the "submit" button work. So I put one in. To make sure it's clear, I live in Vermont.