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Locals take chloramine fight to EPA

Original post made on Sep 2, 2007

In an effort to help dozens of Peninsula residents who say their sensitivity to chloramine has caused skin rashes and respiratory problems, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo is pulling strings to allow them to speak with the Environmental Protection Agency's state office. More than 400 Bay Area residents have reported allergic reactions to chloramine, according to the Menlo Park-based Citizens Concerned About Chloramine.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 2:20 PM

Comments

Posted by Ellen Powell, People Concerned About Chloramine, a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
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.