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What is ozone?
Ozone, (O3), is an energized form of oxygen which contains three atoms of oxygen rather than the two atoms we normally breathe.  Interestingly ozone occurs quite readily in nature, most often as a result of lightning strikes that occur during thunderstorms. In fact the “fresh, clean, spring rain” smell that we notice after a storm most often results from the creation of ozone. However, we are probably most familiar with ozone from reading about the “ozone layer” that circles the planet above the earth’s atmosphere. Here ozone is created by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This layer of ozone serves to protect us from the ultraviolet radiation.
How does ozone work?

Ozone is the second most powerful sterilizer in the world and can be used to destroy bacteria, viruses, molds, and odors. The third oxygen atom of ozone makes it extremely reactive. This atom readily attaches itself to other molecules. When contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, or molds make contact with ozone, it creates a miniscule hole in the pathogen's cell wall. Once the cell wall is destroyed, the pathogen will be unable to survive. This process is called “oxidation.” There is no known resistance of any pathogen to the killing power of ozone, unlike antibiotics and anti-virals that the pathogens have learned to outsmart by changing their structure or function. This makes ozone the perfect healing molecule for many bacterial, viral, or mold and fungal organisms affecting the human body and causing illness. Once Ozone has completed it's mission it essentially reverts back to oxygen after it is used. This makes it a very environmentally friendly oxidant.