Dr. Velio Bocci, the father of ozone therapy, put it well when he said “It depresses me to think that ozone, the cheapest drug on earth, is today either badly or minimally used because orthodox medicine refuses to evaluate it, and Health Authorities are antagonistic or negligent. Both are responsible for leaving millions of people suffering and dying. I must not get discouraged and continue to work and hope that ozone therapy will eventually benefit many people.”
What is it?
Ozone, in its simplest form, is electrolyzed oxygen. The oxygen we breathe combines two oxygen atoms, represented as O2. Scientists and engineers discovered that it is possible to split two oxygen atoms with low atmospheric pressure, ultraviolet (UV) light, electromagnetic radiation, or electrolysis (usually in the form of lightning or an electric current).
When oxygen atoms join together in groups of 3, it is known as Ozone or O3. Ozone is a colorless gas with a very distinct smell. That fresh scent after a lightning storm - is glorious ozone purifying the atmosphere for all to enjoy.
In essence, when ozone reacts with other molecules such as odor, pathogens, bacteria, fungi, and viruses. The ozone's job is to penetrate the above-noted molecule and stop its growth. The ozone gas then reverts to breathable O2 oxygen.
Because of ozone's effectiveness, simplicity, and general safety, it is ideal for treating air, water, and surfaces against contaminants.
Uses and benefits
There are over 100 plus uses for ozone gas. Many agricultural, clinical, and industrial sectors use it to shock stale, contaminated air, while others infuse ozone gas into the water to create Aqueous ozone or oxygen water.
Aqueous ozone has been used since the 1800s to sanitize our wastewater, wash hospital bedding, and remove microorganisms from our food. Aqueous ozone at home is famous in Asia and Europe. However, until recently -not readily available to north Americans - this is an exciting project with lots to learn and share - perfect for a student who loves science and sustainable living.
Aqueous ozone is NOT a gas and is approved by the FDA, Health Canada, and CDC approve it.