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CHLORINE TOXICITY IN FISH BY JESSIE SANDERS, DVM, CERTAQV

CHLORINE TOXICITY IN FISH

BY JESSIE SANDERS, DVM, CERTAQV

 

Almost all city municipalities treat their water systems with chlorine or chloramine to make it safe for people to drink. Chlorine is a cheap and efficient way to treat water and the levels used have no harmful effects on humans or fuzzy pets and animals. However, chlorine is extremely toxic to fish.

 

City water systems are treated with chlorine or chloramine. Chloramine is a combination of chlorine and ammonia, a more stable chemical that does not off gas like chlorine. However, both ammonia and chlorine are toxic to fish. [...]

 

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