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Is Ozone Bad for You? October 04 2016, 0 Comments

Many people have the question, “Why would I want to use an Ozone Generator? Ozone is bad for you!” Ozone is considered by some to be in the "grey area" but if properly used can be a miracle. It's more of an organic way of doing something. It has the ability to clean and sanitize, only catch is you do not need all the harmful chemicals. In fact, if you wash your vegetables in ozonated water, it will oxidize the pesticides and chemicals on your vegetables, giving them a longer shelf life. It is one of the safest ways to sanitize children's toys without leaving a harmful chemical residue.

Ozone can be a good thing.

The ozone layer above us is a strong deterrent in collecting the ultraviolet radiation from the sun so that we do not absorb it. We relish in the news that the ozone layer is recovering. Was it something we were doing? Well, in part–because we were emitting chlorofluorocarbons from dry cleaning processes, refrigerants, and aerosol cans used back then in deodorant and hairspray. Back in 1987, humanity effectively banned the use of chlorofluorocarbons in an effort to repair the ozone layer, and documentation is showing that it has actually started to recover.

Now, what about ozone generators?

Ozone used from ozone generators can be a good thing, too, when the user employs caution. Similar to what the ozone layer does in the stratosphere, ozone changes chemicals and lifeforms such as mold and pathogens, actually eliminating them. It is this action, called oxidation, that kills the pathogens. When you use an ozone generator, you are not just covering up the odors. The extra atom in ozone (O3) destroys that which it bonds with while it reverts back into oxygen (O2). As long as you are out of the way, an ozone generator, such as a powerful A7K Air Ozone Generator (7,000 mg / hour), can effectively do this oxidization in a room! Halting mold and mildew--killing pathogens--taking care of allergy-causing spores in the air--while you, your pets, and plants are out of the room, of course! And, since it turns back into oxygen within 30 minutes, your room will be safe to enter after a short time. Picture the three atoms, like that demonstrated in A2Z Ozone’s logo!

A2Z Ozone Logo

When is ozone a bad thing?

Well, it can be a very bad thing. Ozone can injure your lungs. The main reason for this is because it displaces the oxygen in the air with the ozone molecule. Most do not know that oxygen in its pure form is hazardous also, the air we breathe in day to day only contains 21% oxygen.
It can hurt plants and animals. Which leads to the discussion of ozone as a pollutant in the air. In our modern cities, particles can get trapped in smog. Ozone is a big part of this smog. Just think, while it is trapped in the smog, it is oxidizing. So, just like ozone kills bad things, it can definitely hurt us. Take care when using ozone.

References:
http://science.howstuffworks.com/question493.htm

http://www.foodsafetymagazine.com/magazine-archive1/octobernovember-2002/recent-ozone-applications-in-food-processing-and-sanitation/

http://www.ozonelayer.noaa.gov/science/basics.htm

http://news.mit.edu/2016/signs-healing-antarctic-ozone-layer-0630


New Kids on the Block January 08 2016, 0 Comments

Hello All!

Welcome to the blog of A2Z Ozone Inc! I know that here lately, we have neglected to keep it updated but we are working to change that!  We want to bring you fun, interesting and informative content with a small bit of personality to keep things fun! However, before we go any further, I feel like I personally need to introduce myself so you guys know who you are hearing from!
            My name is Hannah Black and I am a marketing intern at A2Z Ozone Inc. Myself and another intern are in charge of handling the marketing accounts and the basic PR of this company. I am pursuing a degree in Integrated Studies with a focus in Communications. I am very interested in the PR profession as well and I hope to pursue a career in that area someday! Right now, I am enjoying my time at A2z Ozone Inc. and I am really learning from the hands-on experience that I am getting. I am super excited to share my knowledge of what Ozone can do and about what our units can do for you too!
            So, how about we start with something easy? I’m sure there have been many people who ask this question when they look at our products.

 

What is Ozone?!

On our website (www.a2zozone.com), this is what we say about Ozone:

Ozone is another form of Oxygen (O3) where three atoms merge to form the oxygen molecule as opposed to two, found in regular Oxygen (O2). (A2Z Ozone Inc, 2016)

Want a picture of what it looks like? Here ya go!

Ozone Chemistry

How is Ozone Beneficial?

 

While we cannot give out medical advice at A2Z Ozone, we can share the experience of other’s and information we have found online! There have been many of our customers who use our Aqua 6 Multi-Purpose Ozone Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone GeneratorGenerator to ozonate their drinking water! Many have claimed that it gives them more energy! There have also been people who use it for dental hygiene purposes as well. The ozonated water that comes from using the Aqua 6 can also be used for washing fruits, vegetables, and meats. Ozone can also be a natural disinfectant and air cleanser as well!

 

While these are just so SOME of the ways Ozone can be used and beneficial, there is still so much more out there and I encourage each of you to check it out! Next week, I’ll be giving you a little information on how one of our customers uses our MP Series to help ozonate the water his Koi Fish live in! MP Series Multi Purpose Ozone Generators


Thanks for taking the time to check out our blog! Check back for updates from other cool kids here at A2Z Ozone Inc!

 

 

 

 

Sources:

Biofresh – Fresh thinking in crop storage (2013) Image

http://www.bio-fresh.com/what-is-ozone/

 

A2Z Ozone Inc – Ozone Facts (n.d.)

http://www.a2zozone.com/pages/ozone-facts