- Ozone is a form of pure oxygen with qualities unlike any other substance. It has the power to neutralise pathogens including bacteria, mould and viruses- yes even the one that causes Covid.
- Ozone occurs in nature when the rolling waves crash onto the beach or when lightning strikes the ground in a summer storm.
- Ozone has been safely used in medicine for over a century to support a wide range of conditions. There are over 40 000 health professionals using ozone in their clinics around the world today.
- Ozone dissipates quickly leaving no chemical trace!
With modern technology, using scientifically proven methods, we can now harness the power of this most useful substance to enhance our lives in medicine, sanitation and many other endevors. Check it out!
What is Ozone?
When most people think of ozone, they picture the layer high in the earth's outer atmosphere that protects us from the sun's ultraviolet rays. That's true, without it our DNA would be ripped to shreds. But this bluish gas, which sometimes can be detected as a fresh smell after a thunderstorm, is also a valuable tool with a myriad of down-to-earth uses.
Ozone gas (03) is a naturally occurring tri-atomic form of oxygen (02) that is formed as sunlight passes through the atmosphere or when lightning streaks through the air. It can also be generated by passing high voltage electricity through oxygenated air (corona discharge), causing oxygen to break apart and recombine in the tri-atomic form.
Because oxygen naturally seeks its normal (O2) state, ozone is unstable and highly reactive. Ozone is more powerful as a disinfectant than chlorine and breaks down quickly, leaving only pure, breathable oxygen as residue.
Some quick ozone facts
- Ozone is "active oxygen" - an ozone molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms.
- Ozone is healthy and environmentally safe when used according to well researched and documented methods.
- Ozone is created in nature from oxygen in the upper atmosphere by ultraviolet rays of the sun or by electrical discharge during a lightning storm. The Ozone layer in the atmosphere protects the earth from deadly radiation and there is a small amount of ozone in the air we breathe.
- Ozone has a clean, fresh scent, often noticed after a rainstorm.
- As an oxidizer, ozone is powerful than chlorine and faster at killing bacteria and other microbes
- Ozone is a powerful oxidiser and oxidises hydrogen sulphides, iron, manganese and most chlorinated hydrocarbons and eliminates soaps and oils.
- Ozone is a natural purifier which destroys bacteria, viruses, yeasts, mould, mildew and fungus.
- Ozone is the alternative water purifier to traditional chemicals such as chlorine and bromine and keeps the water fresh, clean and sparkling clear.
- Ozone is not a carcinogen (like the chlorine and chloramines formed in your spa with chlorine use). It will not irritate, dry out or leave a chemical film on your skin or damage and discolour your hair. The first commercial use of ozone was in a municipal water system in 1906.
- Ozone is now used by a wide variety of industries worldwide, including wastewater plants, water parks, zoos, aquariums, food manufacturing, wineries and water bottling as well as commercial and residential swimming and spa pools.