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Can Ozone's Effectiveness in Killing SARS Coronavirus Combat COVID-19?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Since ozone has been proven to kill 99.999 percent of pathogens in the air, including SARS Coronavirus and influenzas such as H5N1, researchers believe that ozone may be an important and effective tool in combatting and neutralizing the new stronger strand Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which has a similar makeup to SARS.
Ozone is nature’s cleanser. It is naturally formed by lightning through a process called "Corona Discharge" as well as by "UV Light" from the sun and can be found within the stratospheric layer of our atmosphere known as the “Ozone Layer." Generated, "High Energy", UltraViolet or Electricity strikes Oxygen (O2) molecules forcing the two atoms to split and collect a third, creating Ozone (O3). When ozone, encounters a pathogen, one of the oxygen atoms separates, pierces the cell wall of the pathogen and destroys it.
Ozone destroys viruses (which are composed of small particles made up of crystals) by attacking the nucleic acid core, thus damaging the viral RNA. After the ozone destroys and purifies these particles, the ozone dissipates and reverts back to healthy breathable oxygen with zero harmful by-products. In past studies, 99 percent of viruses have been destroyed and showed damage to their envelope proteins after 30 seconds of exposure to ozone. Since COVID-19 is an enveloped virus, exposure to ozone may result in the virus's failure to attach to normal, healthy cells, and the breakdown of the single-stranded RNA can lead to the destruction of the virus.
For decades, ozone has been the safest and most cost-effective option for protecting people by killing dangerous viruses, bacteria and other threats in homes and businesses. It is the strongest disinfectant available to the public. The FDA, USDA and EPA have approved ozone as an antimicrobial disinfectant. Ozone is 3,000 times faster and 50% more powerful than bleach, kills Staph, Salmonella, E.coli, Listeria, Strep, MRSA, mold, mildew, bacteria and viruses on impact without any chemical residue left behind.
To learn more about the science of ozone and ozone production, check out our ABOUT OZONE page.
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