name "ozone" is derived from the Greek word "ozein" which
means "to smell". Ozone is a bluish, water-soluble gas with a
distinctive smell. It is a highly reactive gas composed of three oxygen atoms
(O3). Ozone occurs naturally in our environment when oxygen, released from the
earth during normal production cycles travels up through our atmosphere and is
converted to ozone by ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Ozone is one of the
trace gases that make up our atmosphere.
is classified as an oxidant or a substance that converts organic material into
their base compounds. Ozone is a very fast acting and powerful oxidizing agent,
more powerful than chlorine and second only to fluorine. Ozone’s oxidizing
effect causes damage to the fatty acids in the cellular membrane literally
destroying the cell, a process known as cell lysing. It is the highly unstable
single O1 atom that breaks free from the O3 molecule leaving O1 (free radical)
and O2 (oxygen). The O1 radical seeks to oxidize everything it comes in contact
with and serves as the perfect medium for the elimination of viruses, bacteria,
mold spores, mildew, offensive odors, dust mites and VOC’s to name a few.
Ozone is an unstable gas with a half-life of approximately 40 to 90 minutes,
dependent mainly on the temperature, it then reverts back to oxygen. There is no
magic or smoke and mirrors with respect to ozone, it is a chemical process that
is predictable and well understood.
ozone is one of only a few measurable components of smog it tends to get a bad
rap for this. Comparing the ozone in pollution and smog with the ozone we use as
an oxidizing agent would be like comparing two glasses of water; the first
contains dirty water from a swamp or ditch and the second contains pure, natural
spring water. They are both water - but which one would you drink?
Equipment and Facilities
of all ages are becoming increasingly at risk for infections such as
*Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) and *MRSA simply from exposure to contaminated
equipment. The overuse of antibiotics has allowed staph bacteria to evolve into
what has become known as the Superbug. It is not just the smell of sweaty gear
that may be bothersome but the underlying danger of microbial contamination that
could pose serious health risks for athletes. “That smell” is caused by
sweat, mucous, blood and dirt that have soaked into the equipment, a mix of
proteins and organic matter that is the ideal breeding ground for the growth of
bacteria and fungus. The player’s become further exposed to infection as these
pathogens enter the body through cuts and abrasions leading to potentially
transmission rates of staph and MRSA are facilitated by close personal contact
of the players and the frequent skin injuries that occur with many sporting
activities. Failure to cover wounds adequately, sharing of sports equipment and
towels and lack of cleanliness of shower and change room facilities also rate as
of Sporting Equipment and Facilities
Purification Treatment will effectively eliminate 99.9% of all bacteria, viruses
and microbial contamination and destroy all offending odors accumulated from
years of hard play, without erasing any of the proud stains immortalized into
use of ozone is becoming more commonplace at the elite sporting levels but we
feel this service should be available to every
player on every team. The best
prevention from these infections include regular ozone treatments of equipment
and locker room facilities and commonsense practices like proper hygiene
techniques and covering wounds before playing.
the Sport Wizard. The Portable Ozone Generator for
you don’t have to keep your equipment outside the back door!
new Sport Wizard will give you piece of mind knowing that your equipment is germ
free and your family will thank you for not smelling up the house!