Ozone – Good, or Bad??

Is ozone good or bad?

Often it’s a surprise to people to discover that ozone gas can be good and bad. Ozone is an important gas in urban pollution monitoring, as well as a gas used in industrial processes. Learn more.

We have created a short video that explains the two faces of ozone in a way that is quick and easy to understand.

Good Ozone

ozone production from UV light in the ozone layer
Ozone formation.destruction naturally from UV light

In the atmosphere good ozone protects us from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Many people know about the hole in the ozone layer that was created by humankind’s use of CFCs. Thankfully CFCs are now banned and the ozone layer hole is shrinking.

 

Bad Ozone

ozone pollution from smog
Ozone production from smot

At ground level in urban environments bad ozone is created by the reaction of urban pollution and sunlight. Photochemical smog is the technical term for this conversion process. In this way ozone becomes a powerful urban pollutant with negative health effects.

 

Uses of Ozone

Lesser known is that ozone is very useful gas for cleaning and sterilizing. Bacteria and odor can be broken down by ozone gas. It is often used in the food industry. For example, for sterilizing fruit and vegetables. It has been used in water treatment plants for many years. Generating ozone in enclosed spaces can expose people to ozone gas. For example, when machinery leaks. So although ozone is useful it is also important that its use is controlled especially when there are people around.

 

Health Issues

Breathing even small amounts of ozone can be harmful. Symptoms include: coughing, shortness of breath, and aggravation of lung diseases like asthma. At higher concentrations you can smell ozone, but it becomes harmful even at lower doses. For that reason many countries have set an exposure limit of 100 ppb (parts per billion) ozone. In some countries, like Sweden, the limit is set even lower. Ozone is one of six common pollutants limited by the United States Environmental Protection Agencies and other environmental regulators. Exposure to ozone in the workplace is controlled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and their counterparts around the world.

 

How to Measure Ozone Levels

So measuring and monitoring ozone is important for human health – outdoors and indoors. The problem is that the equipment for measuring ozone is either a) accurate but too expensive, or b) affordable but not accurate. Which is why Aeroqual came up with option C: monitors that are both accurate and affordable.

Enjoy the video, we hope it’s answered the question – is ozone good or bad?. Be sure to contact us to talk to us about your application.

Ozone therapy: A revolutionary beauty technique

As we get older, the signs of aging begin to appear and our skin loses elasticity. However, Ozone Therapy, a new treatment technique, has come to the rescue as it helps to prevent the early signs of maturing and keeps skin glowing without cosmetic intervention.
We met up with Dr. Nada Alaaeddine, a specialist in regenerative medicine at Beirut’s Innovi Cell Therapy Clinic, to find out more about Ozone Therapy.

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How can Ozone Therapy help?
Ozone Therapy stimulates the body to repair itself by using pure medical oxygen. A small amount of blood is taken from the client and Ozone 03 is added to it, in a sterile and concentrated manner, then it is injected into the body under the supervision of specialists. Ozone Therapy promotes blood circulation to carry renewed life to cells, increasing oxygen in every cell in the body and providing it with energy and vitality.
Since the treatment is a natural anti-oxidant, it eliminates viruses, bacteria and other impurities, and it contributes to healing many diseases, especially skin diseases. What’s more, it delays the signs of aging.

How is it performed?
There are two ways to perform Ozone Therapy, either through injections into the blood stream or through an ozone sauna, which has two phases. During phase one, in an equipped and sterile room, the client puts on an oxygen mask to stop the air inside the room fusing with the treatment and turning it into a toxic substance that could cause damage. Ozone Therapy is used to open the pores and to achieve cell renewal at a certain temperature, under the supervision of a doctor who specializes in the technique.
During phase two, the ozone sauna is completed with a massage using creams, especially made for each woman from stem cells in the laboratory.

Does this technology eliminate the signs of aging or prevent them from appearing?
This treatment fights aging from the inside, regardless of whether it shows deeply or superficially on the skin. The therapy works by getting rid of toxins in the body and invokes cell regeneration that reflects freshness on the skin and makes it more youthful. This technique does not eliminate wrinkles forever, but helps in delaying the signs of maturing.

Are there any side effects and is the technique scientifically proven?
Ozone Therapy is completely safe and without any side effects, it has been scientifically proven and has treated a number of diseases and skin cases. It is universally supported, particularly in Germany, Italy and Madrid. Many of those who have undergone this treatment have achieved the desired result and their skin has regained its glow and freshness, enabling them to enjoy a more balanced and youthful look. The effectiveness of this technique lies in fighting wrinkles by not allowing their early progress, or so-called premature aging.

How effective is it?
This treatment is described as incredible due to its ability to implant freshness and youth into skin after the first session. The effectiveness of this technique might vary from one woman to another, as it is affected by age, skin type and the number of sessions to get the desired result.

How many sessions should be done for an optimal result?
This depends first on your skin and how affected it is by the signs of aging, but preferably sessions should take place once every three months. The treatment is not costly and every woman can do it.

So can it be performed at any age?
Age does not play a major role in this procedure, but it is recommended for people above the age of 20.

Can men benefit from this technique as well?
Wrinkles are considered a major concern for women and men alike. Many men look after their appearance and resort to using this technique. The treatment is modern and sophisticated as it renews cells and maintains a glowing look.

Are there daily routines or a certain diet that must be followed post-treatment?
It is not necessary to adhere to a certain diet or exercise, even though this contributes to maintaining healthy skin.

Is it considered a substitute for Botox?
No, it is different from Botox in terms of composition and method of application. It is a natural protein substance extracted from a type of bacteria that works to remove wrinkles around the eyes and forehead by injections. Ozone Therapy works to stimulate cells and get rid of toxins in the body through the use of the ozone sauna or by blood injection.

Can you give a few tips to avoid looking older?
Women shouldn’t delay in solving skin problems and addressing them so they can protect themselves against premature aging. Keeping in shape is as important as looking after one’s health. An ideal and glowing look confirms a woman’s self-confidence.

How is ozone produced from smog different?

According to the EPA ozone produced from Smog is unhealthy, while ozone used commercially and in the ozone layer is safe and healthy.  What makes the difference?

The answer is simple, and yet complicated at the same time.  Ozone produced naturally is produced from nature the way God intended.  However, ozone produced from smog is a chemical reaction and a by-produce of pollution.  When ozone is produced from smog, ozone is not produced directly, but indirectly from an undesirable chemical reaction that begins a difficult to stop cycle.

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Ozone Cycle, when ozone is produced fro smog, or pollution. Click on image for larger view

See image above.  NO2, and VOC’s are produced as part of pollution, or smog.  This NO2 is broken down to NO and O.  The extra O can combine with atmospheric O2 to form O3.  However, due to the short half life of O3, it will quickly break down into O2 and O to form NO2 again.  And the cycle repeats itself.  This is an unhealthy pollution cycle that is difficult to break.

When ozone is produced naturally or commercially it is produced from oxygen and quickly breaks back down into oxygen.  However, when ozone is produced from the chemical reaction of the smog cycle, this is not the case.

Ozone is commonly measured in air along with NO2 as these are the easy to measure pollution levels.  Also, it is ozone that is an unhealthy gas that causes safety issues at the lowest levels in the air.

It is important to remember that when ozone is produced from smog, this is bad ozone.  However there is still good ozone that has useful application in food processing, drinking water treatment and the ozone layer.

Ozone Therapy: Hope for Chronic Illnesses

By Rick Ansorge

When patients come to Howard Robins, they have been sick for a long time, they’ve tried conventional treatments, and they are running out of hope. They come to him with chronic fatigue, lupus, herpes, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, cancer, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and more.

Very often, they leave his care not only with hope, but with their health restored.
Robins, an international expert in natural healing, is one of the world’s leading practitioners of ozone therapy, a technique in which a patient’s blood is infused with medical grade oxygen (O2) and ozone (O3).
“The people who are coming to me have pretty much given up,” Robins tells Newsmax Health. “They find out ozone exists and that it might have a chance to help them.”
In most cases, it works wonders, he says.
“The earlier a person comes in with any condition, the better we can fix them,” he says. “If it’s not too late, then we can turn it around, sometimes to the point where they don’t have any symptoms anymore.”
Ozone was first used in medicine at the end of the 19th century to treat tuberculosis.
During World War I, medics used it to disinfect wounds. Since the 1950s, ozone therapy has gained popularity throughout the world. More than 45,000 physicians in 50 countries now administer ozone.
Ozone is typically administered with one of two different IV methods:
Major Auto-Hemotherapy (MAH), in which blood is drawn from the patient, exposed to ozone and re-injected into the patient.
 
Direct Intravenous Ozone Therapy (DIV), in which oxygen and ozone are directly infused into the patient’s bloodstream.
Although MAH improves many diseases and conditions, it rarely eliminates them. So many doctors prefer DIV, which is safer to perform, yet more powerful in its effects.
“DIV is the only way you can get rid of something,” says Robins.
According to proponents, ozone therapy is broadly effective because it attacks and removes disease-causing agents, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, molds, yeast, and toxic metals.
Because ozone is an oxygen molecule without an electron, it is attracted to electron-rich microorganisms. After it strips away the organisms’ electrons, the cause of the disease dies.
Healthy human cells aren’t affected because they produce antioxidants that make them impervious to ozone.
Ozone also has the ability to chelate toxic metals such as lead, mercury, aluminum, and arsenic, a process which transforms the metals into oxides that are excreted from the body in urine.
Ozone is used to treat:
Infectious diseases such as candida, Epstein-Barr, hepatitis B and C, herpes 1 and 2, herpes zoster, HIV/AIDS, Lyme disease, measles, and pneumonia.
 
Chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS), dementia, fibromyalgia, heart disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), and scleroderma.
 
Eye problems such as conjunctivitis, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
 
Skin problems such as acne and eczema.
Although ozone therapy is often denigrated by mainstream physicians in the U.S., in other countries such as Germany, it is considered safe and a standard of care.
“When people ask why ozone therapy isn’t more available in the United States, I say it’s because it’s not a patentable medicine and the drug companies can’t make any money off it,” says Robins. “That’s probably the main reason why it’s been suppressed.”