Ozone for Health and Cleaning
While ozone gets a bad rap for its association with pollution (it is actually caused by pollution interacting with heat and light) and excessive amounts or too much exposure seem to cause breathing problems in some people, it's highly useful in other situations.
In Europe, thousands of medical doctors use ozone for therapeutic purposes. Their key is bypassing the lungs; they inject it directly into the blood for purification purposes.
But even here in the States, ozone is effectively used by industry for purifying pools and water sources; cleaning and disinfecting food; and cleaning and disinfecting laundry. (It's also used for air purification, including in surgery rooms; but they allow the gas to dissipate before people are breathing it directly.)
In 2012 I got involved with a brand of ozone products and started using them around the house and discovered just how great they are. Friends know that we had some carpet stains from a dog that we couldn't get rid of with any other product. But we took some ozonated water to the stains and they lifted out in minutes.
It is known that ozone disinfects (kills microbes like bacteria and viruses), which is why it's such a great tool in hospitals and hotel laundry, though you can't make claims of it killing 100% of anything, since that depends on water temperature; ozone production; amount of product or area being disinfected; and so on. But basically, it's a good old killing tool. So after seeing it work on the carpet, I've begun using it to clean parts of the bathroom as well. That can save you money on cleaning products, and it doesn't release any chemicals into the environment.
We also regularly use ozone now to clean our fruits and vegetables. You can also use it on meat, but beware: you don't want to see what comes off the meat before you eat it. If your stomach is strong enough to see it, though, you'll be glad you cleaned it with ozone.
Today, we no longer sell most of these products but not because they don't work. We're just no longer working with one provider. Here are some links to some great ozone products on Amazon though:
Ozone Fridge Purifier -- designed to improve the smell of the fridge and make fruits and veggies last substantially longer, as the ozone reduces the gas produced by produce that normally rots the fruit. So the ozone slows the ripening / rotting process.
Ozone Water Ozonator -- this can be used to ozonate water that you can then use for cleaning fruits and veggies ... and actually, you can clean meat this way as well. (Some people also drink this water, but research this and decide for yourself before deciding to do so.) They also have versions with bowls and lids that will keep the ozone smell inside, but this also means finding room for one more item in your kitchen. The first one I've linked to here hangs on the wall and is extremely easy to use.
My favorite product, though, is our ozone laundry system. This one we still sell, and we've chosen what we consider to be the best brand as far as features and pricing.
Like I said, hospitals and hotels use ozone to clean laundry, but until now, units have been too big for home use. Thanks to technology making things small, though, you can now buy home ozone units like ours here.
And that's exactly right: we're not just using the products. We're selling them now. So ... bias taken into consideration, anyone who knows me also knows that I don't want to make a dime off something I don't believe in, and I'll actively steer them away from any bad deal I've been introduced to.
And the laundry system? Well these things are great and I think they belong in every home in America. A little costly up front, but a great long term investment. They pay for themselves within 1-2 years (after that you're pocketing money), and meanwhile you're getting cleaner laundry and supporting your health and the environment.
Hotels and hospitals have long used ozone for laundry. Eliminates the need for soap and hot water while cleaning and disinfecting. Now you can do ozone laundry in your home.