Originally Posted by King of Cascade
Some sites say filter your water with a charcoal filter to remove the chlorine then add Campden tablets to remove Chloramines. ?
Activated charcoal (aka: activated carbon) filters are not all created equally and not designed to do the same jobs. Some are whole house filters, shower filters and drinking water filters. The drinking water filters usually do a better job. The amount of both chlorine and chloramine removed or reduced varies widely. If you are considering a filter carefully read the manufactors specs to see the various levels of reduction you are getting from each filter.
Carbon filters remove chemicals such as chlorine and chloramine by absorbing them into the carbon medium. Adding another chemical such as campden tablets changes the chemical make up of chlorine and chloramine, such as changing chloramine into sulfites.
Denny claims that boiling drives the sulfites off. I don't know, he's probably correct. But I personally want to remove chemicals from my water not add more!