What is Ozone?

Ozone is a colorless gas made of oxygen - Most oxygen in the air is O2 - two joined oxygen atoms - This is the oxygen that we breathe and sustains life - Ozone is O3 - three oxygen atoms joined together.

Ozone occurs naturally in the atmosphere and serves very important functions in our existence here on earth. A protective layer of ozone is present 6 to 30 miles above the earth’s surface at a concentration of approximately 10 ppm. This ozone layer helps protect the earth’s surface from harmful UV radiation and prevents heat loss from the earths surface.

Ozone is created naturally by lightning which is why the air smells so fresh after a thunderstorm.

Ozone and Your Health:

Ozone generators designed for high level shock treatments are used by professionals for fire, flood, mold, and odor remediation in unoccupied spaces only. Ozone in extreme concentration will kill residual mold through the oxidation process. This procedure prevents re-growth of mold.

It is important to differentiate the ozone equipment used for mold remediation, and the ozone air purifiers commonly sold as powerful air cleaners. Low output ozone generators are sold as high powered air purifiers and are still powerful enough and capable of producing levels of ozone that can damage lungs and are not recommended for occupied air purification without precise monitoring using appropriate digital monitoring or controlling equipment. Shock treatment ozone generators often produce 100X + the amount of ozone produced by ozone generators sold as “ozone air purifiers”

Active ozone in the air is not recommended for anyone with Asthma or Emphazima; however, ozone shock treatments can be beneficial in removing residual irritating contamination such as mold, bacteria, dust mites, fumes, and allergens, making the atmosphere less irritating to those with allergies, asthma.