COVID-19 and Ozone

Ozone has been proven to kill 99.9% of pathogens in the air including SARS coronavirus and influenzas such as H5N1.  There is no current research to substantiate such claims for COVID-19.  The similar makeup of COVID-19 to SARS leads experts to believe that ozone could be comparably effective against COVID-19, but peer-reviewed evidence is lacking at this point in time.

Ozone destroys viruses by attacking the nucleic acid core, damaging the viral RNA.  COVID-19 is an enveloped virus. Effectiveness of ozone against enveloped animal viruses has been supported by peer reviewed research for decades. Ozone renders other enveloped coronaviruses ineffective by attacking the envelope proteins, preventing the virus from attaching to normal, healthy cells. Without the ability to invade living cells, viruses are unable to infect by replication. It is plausible that ozone will also be effective at incapacitating COVID-19 as well.

My wife and own Zontec Ozone Generators.  I am an engineer and my wife has a BS in chemistry and a MS in Biology.  Because of that, we are not salesmen and won’t make claims that haven’t been scientifically proven.  There are many manufacturers that produce ozone equipment. Anyone claiming that their ozone equipment will kill COVID-19 may be right, but until testing currently being conducted is completed, it is premature to make such claims.

Stay Safe,

Jeff and Sjaan Armentrout

2020

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