Chloramine toxicity

Chloramine toxicity.

“Chlorine is an oxidizer, which burns a fishes’ gills. Chloramines, on the other hand, pass across the gills of a fish and into its blood, where the molecule attaches to the hemoglobin, acting like nitrite to induce methemoglobinemia. The toxicity of chloramines is affected by pH, I’m reading at FishDoc, with Chloramine-T more toxic at lower pH. Fish stricken by chloramine poisoning are sluggish and respire heavily.”

And we thought it was from over-training!?

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Phil on April 14, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    It also explains how it builds up in the body. Why three days in a row in the pool feels different than one day in the pool, one day on land, and one day in the pool.

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