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WHAT IS OZONE?

Ozone is three atoms of oxygen

Ozone is not smog

Smog is mostly man-made

Ozone is made by the sun and oxygen

Ozone is nature’s way of cleaning the environment

Ozone is not smog. Listen to the news and you’ll think ozone is air pollution or smog. It is not

either one. The name “ozone” is derived from the Greek word “ozein” which means “to smell”.

Ozone is a bluish, water-soluble gas with a distinctive smell. It made of three atoms of oxygen

and occurs naturally in nature. It is formed when oxygen and ultraviolet light interact high in

the stratosphere.

Being heavier than oxygen, this newly created ozone falls back to earth. Because it is very

unstable, O3 will quickly give up one atom of oxygen, which attaches itself to pollutants or

contaminants and oxidizes them. After oxidizing substances, it simply reverts to O2 or oxygen,

the most important element on earth. Ozone’s job is to purify our air and water. Ozone is one

of the most powerful destroyers of viruses and bacteria found in nature. It also destroys

molds, yeasts, and most odors. In nature ozone is created by waterfalls, the ocean’s surf, and

during thunder and lightning storms. It is the fresh smell of laundry dried outside, the fresh air

at the seashore, or the sweet smell after an electrical storm.

The fact that ozone readily gives off a single oxygen atom is a significant factor in life, in

medical therapies, and in toxic waste technology. Ozone combines with the lower

atmosphere’s toxic chemicals given off by automobiles, trucks, buses, utility industries, and

other noxious gases to neutralize them. But when ozone is overpowered by these chemicals, it

becomes a tiny part of the hazy brown smog of toxic gases you can see.

It is inaccurate to blame our environmental problems on ozone. Ozone is simply pure activated

oxygen and is nature’s way of cleaning our environment, while smog and air pollution are

man-made and are extremely toxic to the human body.

 

OZONE IS AN AIR PURIFIER

Ozone is the strongest natural bactericide, fungicide, and virucide known to man

Ozone burns up or oxidizes airborne pollutants to destroy them

Ozone generators purify the air and add oxygen to it

Ozone is what cleans and purifies the air we breathe. For years ozone generators have been

used to purify the air in hospitals, hotels, bars, restaurants, hair salons, veterinary kennels,

factories, wastewater treatment facilities, fire and water damage restoration, and paper

factories. They are extremely effective in destroying and eliminating airborne pollutants,

fumes, cigarette smoke, chemicals, odors, fungi, mold, bacteria, and viruses from the air.

They do not work by masking or covering up the problem. Instead when the ozone molecule

comes in contact with a pollutant, one of the oxygen atoms will break away from the ozone

molecule and attach itself to the pollutant or pathogen and destroys it by oxidizing it.

Because of the increase in the number of chemicals used in all industries, more people are

becoming severely allergic to the out gassing of fumes from the synthetic chemicals used in

construction, cleaning, and decorating of homes, offices, and work sites. With many buildings

having less than adequate ventilation – some are hermetically sealed — individuals can often

develop flu-like symptoms from industrial glues, insulation, formaldehyde, carpeting (which

may contain as many as 120 chemicals), upholstery, drapes, and chemical cleaning agents.

Ozone is one of the few substances that can be safely used to treat petrochemical pollutants,

breaking them down into the less harmful substances of carbon dioxide and water. It destroys

and eliminates herbicides and pesticides. It leaves no toxic by-products or residues and is

non-carcinogenic.

To remove airborne pollutants and noxious fumes and to increase the available oxygen in the

air, portable ozone air-purifiers are often the answer. They are relatively inexpensive and

clean as much as 30,000 square feet each, depending on the model and output. Ozone is

heavier than air and so machines are typically placed on higher surfaces.

Those using these machines report the elimination of allergies, nasal congestion, headaches,

sinusitis, and brain fog caused by sensitivity to airborne pollutants.

 

TESTIMONIALS

HERE IS WHAT SOME EXPERTS SAY ABOUT OZONE:

“The trouble is that one soon gets used to bad air, and bad odors are not apt to be noticed

after awhile; but the fact remains that pure air is more wholesome than contaminated air. In

our regular daily life, it is almost an impossibility to provide for fresh air. No amount of

ventilation, not even an unbearable draft, will be capable of keeping a room or a place in good

condition, unless one takes recourse in ventilating with ozonized air. Removal of bad odors by

means of air flushing is an absolute impossibility, and yet they should be removed. That is

where ozone comes in. The method of purifying the air by ozone has the advantage of being

fully reliable, very efficient and inexpensive.”

Authority: A. Vosmaer, Ph.D.,

London, England Electrical and Chemical Engineer In

“Ozone, its Manufacture, Properties and Uses”

“Ozone destroys virtually all odors that are present. It does not merely mask them. The

destruction of odors is impossible when air is circulated only, or when oxygen is used. This fact

has been proven in cold storage warehouses, where all kinds and any food products are

stored. Odors are not present regardless how strong they might be, or where they may

originate, if only low concentrations of Ozone is used.”

- E. W. Reisbeck. M. E.,

Ozone Research Authority,

In “Air Conditioning and Ozone Facts”

“As a deodorant for odors and stenches of organic origin, ozone has long proven effective and

we can only confirm this general opinion.”

- Dr. Philip Drinker,

School of Public Health, Harvard University

“Ozone destroys organic odors. Ozone is a deodorizer of powerful stenches, such as from

garbage incineration and fat rendering. When the odors from chimneys cause public nuisance,

Ozone has big commercial usefulness.”

- Milton J. Rosenaw, MD,

In “Preventive Medicine and Hygiene”

“Experiments with cholera and typhus bacteria are rather awkward to be carried out in a

private plant, handling, say a million gallons of water per day, and the firm Siemens and

Halske were very fortunate to find the Prussian State officials willing and ready to test the

matter. Dr. Ohlmueller and Dr. Prall published results of their finding regarding the action of

Ozone on bacteria. The experimental series covered the effect of Ozone on pure water infected

with 16,000 cholera, at another time with 30,000 to 40,000 typhus, and another time with

20,000 to 40,000 coli bacteria. The result was absolute sterility after treatment. The next step

was to see the result on infected ordinary river water carrying over 4,000 bacteria. After

treatment with Ozone, some 5 or 6 were left over and those were harmless.”

- A. Vosmaer, Ph.D.

“Ozone in the air in minute quantity of only 1 part per million retards the growth of bacteria

and molds.”

- E. Howlett, ME

“Ozone is a powerful germicidal. Its high germicidal activity is doubtless due to its oxidizing

power.”

- E. K. Rideal, Ph.D.

“Ozone generators have been installed in many homes, and that super-oxygen is particularly

destructive to all microbes and at the same time it makes inert the dangerous dust with its

bacteria laden tenants.”

- W. E. Anghinbaugh, MD

“One part Ozone in 2 million p. solution renders the virus polyomelitis inactive within 2

minutes compared with the double amount of chlorine using 3 hours.”

- D. F. Kessel, MD

 

 

 

The Effects of Ozone on Pathogens

The antipathogens effects of ozone have been substantiated for several decades. Its

killing action upon bacteria, viruses, fungi, and in many species of protozoa, serve as

the

basis for its increasing use in disinfecting municipal water supplies in cities

worldwide.

Bacteria are microscopically small single-cell creature having a primitive structure.

They

take up foodstuff and release metabolic products, and multiply by division. The

bacteria

body is sealed by a relatively solid cell membrane. Their vital processes are

controlled by

a complex enzymatic system. Ozone interferes the operation of the bacterium cells,

most

likely through inhibiting and blocking the operation of the enzymatic control

system. A

sufficient amount of ozone breaks through the cell membrane, and this leads to the

destruction of the bacteria.

Viruses are small, independent particles, built of crystals and macromolecules.

Unlike

bacteria, they multiply only within the host cell. Ozone destroys viruses by diffusing

through the protein coat into the nucleic acid core, resulting in damage of the viral

RNA.

At higher concentrations, ozone destroys the capsid or exterior protein shell by

oxidation.

Indicator bacteria in effluents, namely coliformas and pathogens such as Salmonella,

show marked sensitivity to ozone inactivation. Other bacterial organisms

susceptible to

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Yersinia enterocolitica, Camplylobacter jejuni, Mycobacteria,

Kelbsiella pneumonie, and Escherichia coli. Ozone destroys both aerobic and

importantly, anaerobic bacteria that are mostly responsible for the devasting squeal

of complicated infections, as exemplified by decubitus ulcers and gangrene.

The mechanisms of ozone bacterial destruction need to be further elucidated. It is

known

that the cell enveloped of bacteria are made of polysaccharides and proteins and

that in

GRam Negative organisms, fatty acid alkyl chains and helical lipoproteins are

present. In

acid- Fast bacteria, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, on third to one half of the

capsule is formed of complex lipids (esterfied mycolic acid, in addition to normal

fatty

acids), and glycolipds (sulfolipds, lipopolysaccharides, mycosides, trehalose

mycolates).

The high lipid content of the cell walls of these ubiquitous bacteria may explain their

sensitivity, and eventual demise, subsequent to ozone exposure. Ozone may also

penetrate the cellular envelope, directly affecting cytoplasmic integrity, disrupting

any

one of numerous levels of its metabolic complexities.

Numerous families of viruses including polivirus 1 and 2, human rotavruses,

Norwalk

virus, Parvovirus, and Hepititis A, B, and non-A non-B, among may other, are

susceptible to the virucidal actions of ozone.

Most research efforts on ozone’s virucidal effects have centered upon ozone’s

propensity

to break apart lipid molecules at sites of multiple bond configuration. Indeed, once

the

lipid envelope of the virus is fragmented, its DNA or RNA core cannot survive

Non-envelope viruses (Adenoviridae, Picornaviridae, Namely poliovirus, Coxsachie,

Echvirus, Rhinovirus, Hepatitis A and E, and Reovirdae (Rotavirus), have also begun

to

be studied Viruses that do not have an envelope are called “naked viruses.” They are

constituted of a nucleic acid core (made of DNA or RNA) and a nucleic acid coat, or

capsid, made of protein. Pzone,however, aside from its well-recognized action upon

unsaturated lipids, can also interact with certain proteins and their constituents,

namely

amino acids. Indeed, when ozone comes in contact with capsid proteins, protein

hxydroxides and protein hydroxides and protein hydroperoxides are formed.

Viruses have no protections against oxidative stress. Normal mammalian cells, on

the

other hand possess complex systems of enzymes (i.e., superoxide dismutase,

catalase,

peroxidase), which tend to ward off the nefarious effects of free radical species and

oxidative challenge. It may thus be possible to treat their natural defenses, while neutralizing offending and attacking pathogen devoid of similar defenses.

The enveloped viruses are usually more sensitive to physico-chemical challenges

than are

naked virions. Although ozone’s effect upon unsaturated lipids is one of its best

documented biochemical action, ozone is known to interact with proteins,

carbohydrates,

and nucleic acids. This becomes especially relevant when ozone inactivation of

nonenveloped

virions is considered.

Fungi families inhabited and destroyed by exposure to ozone included Candida,

Aspergilus, Histoplasma, Actinomycoses, and Crytococcus. The walls of fungi are

multilayered and recomposed of approximately 80% carbohydrates and 10% of

proteins

and glycoproteins. The presence of many disulfide bonds had been noted, making

this a

possible site for oxidative inactivation by ozone.

In all likelihood, however, ozone has the capacity to diffuse through the fungal wall

into

the organismic cytoplasm, thus disrupting cellular organelles.

Protozoan organisms disrupted by ozone include Giardia, Crytosporidium, and free-living

amoebas, namely Acanthamoeba, Hartmonella, Negleria. The anit-protozoal action has yet to be elucidated.

 

 

 

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