OxyFile #22

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 Why Use Ozone?

 Author Unknown

 Ozone is an extremely potent oxidant, a form of energized oxygen 
 produced by ultraviolet radiation or electric discharge.

 Ozone is highly reactive having "unanimity" as to its 
 destructive action on microorganisms, acting blindly since no 
 limits to its disinfective properties have been found.  It is 
 antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and kills protozoa.

 Ozone breaks down hydrocarbons to carbon dioxide and water, even 
 rendering the notorious DDT harmless.  The many uses of treating 
 drinking water and swimming pools were developed in Europe
 decades ago and are spreading commercially throughout the world.

 Medical Ozone has been in use for decades and is safe when used
 in microdoses both topically and internally.  It has universal
 application on all infectious agents, skin disorders, allergy,
 chronic fatigue, debility, etc.

 Ozone is easy to administer transdermally and by insufflation,
 taking only minutes.

 Ozone is economical - generated from ordinary bottled oxygen
 available anywhere.

 Sanitizing and Deodorizing Ozone can be generated cheaply from
 ambient air and used to purify drinking water, disinfecting
 utensils, and deodorizing and sanitizing office air (most
 valuable during flu season).


 -- Notable Quotes --

 "Disease is due to a deficiency in the oxidation process of the
 body, leading to an accumulation of toxins.  These toxins
 ordinarily are burned in normal metabolic functioning."	
 Dr. Albert Wahl

 "The true cause of allergy is lowered oxidation process within
 the body."  Hendricks Research Foundation.

 "By increasing the oxygen content within our bodies, we will
 displace more carbon dioxide, become much healthier and not
 provide an anaerobic (lack of oxygen) atmosphere for the
 fermentation process to produce cancer cells."
 Excalibur Ent.

 "Ozone can perform what oxygen cannot!"
 Dr. Payr, Professor ofMedicine



 Abstract:  The therapeutic and practical utility of OZONE gas is
 a greatly overlooked and ignored modality.  The vaporized gas is 
 anitfungal, antibacterial and antiviral, being nature's greatest 
 oxidant and antibiotic.  The case of clinical application by
 rectal or vaginal insufflation, vaporized plastic boot, or ozone
 bath provides greater therapeutics than hyperbaric oxygen at a
 fraction of the cost.  In these respects, no alternative medical
 clinic should be without an ozone unit.  In short, no doctor
 should be without a unit for the safety and hygiene of him or  
 her self, staff, and patients.




 IMPORTANT POINTS IN THE ROLE OF OXYGEN

 1.  Most of the body's energy is generated through oxygen.

 2.  Two hundred years ago, ambient air was estimated to be 38%
     oxygen and 1% carbon dioxide.  Today it is less than 20% 
     oxygen and 25% carbon dioxide.  In urban traffic, oxygen 
     content can drop as low as 6%.

 3.  "Cancer has only one prime cause.  The prime cause of cancer
     is the replacement of normal oxygen respiration of the 
     body's cells by an anaerobic cell respiration."   Dr. Otto 
     Warburg, Nobel Laureate 1931.

 4.  "Disease is due to a deficiency in the oxidation process of
     the body, leading to an accumulation of toxins.  These 
     toxins ordinarily are burned in normal metabolic 
     functioning."   Journal of Experimental Medicine, 1953, Dr. 
     Albert Wahl.

 5.  "The true cause of allergy is lowered oxidation process
     within the body."   Hendricks Research Foundation.



 WHAT IS OZONE?


 1.  Ozone - 03 - is triatomic Oxygen.  Ozone is an extremely
     potent oxidant.  It is produced by electric discharge in air 
     (as in lightning), or by ultraviolet radiation, as in the 
     "ozone layer" of the atmosphere.  Fresh air contains a small 
     amount of ozone.  Ozone is energized oxygen and can occur in 
     chains as high as 010 when exposed to ultraviolet light.

 2.  Since ozone is highly unstable and cannot be bottled, an
     ozone generator must produce ozone on site.  Ozone is 
     produced when air or bottled oxygen is passed through a high 
     energy field.

 3.  Sanitizing and deodorizing ozone can be generated cheaply 
     from ambient air and used to purify water and air, 
     disinfecting utensils, drinking water, rooms, fixtures, 
     furniture, carpets, walls, etc.

 4.  Ozone is a highly reactive molecule, capable of oxidizing 
     hydrocarbons and organic matter, including rendering the
     notorious DDT to carbon dioxide and water.  Therapeutically, 
     it detoxifies.  Domestically, it cleans the air of 
     infectious and noxious agents, and purifies drinking water.



 HOW IS OZONE PRODUCED ?


 1.  Nature creates ozone by solar radiation ionizing oxygen at
     high altitudes.  The earth is protected from ultraviolet
     radiation by this layer of ozone.  Destruction of this ozone
     layer by chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) and Nitrous oxide 
     allows more of this ultraviolet radiation to reach earth and 
     adversely affect plant and animal life, and contribute to 
     increased skin cancer and cataracts in humans.

 2.  Ozone is also produced by electric discharge. Nature 
     purifies the air by lightning.  High voltage discharge 
     through air produces ozone found around copying machines, 
     electric trains, and other appliances.

 3.  Ozone is also formed when hydrocarbons and nitrous oxides
     react with each other in the presence of sunlight.  The bad 
     press you may have read "ozone is toxic" is only because it 
     is associated with these reactions.  The ozone index is only 
     an assay to estimate how much toxic nitrous oxide and 
     hydrocarbons are present.  Contributing to this method of 
     ozone production are automobiles, factories, refineries, and 
     chemical plants.



 OZONE IS SAFE AND NON-TOXIC

 Ozone produced in air with electric discharge also generates
 nitrogen dioxide which is actually the most toxic component
 associated with ozone gas.  Ozone is used medically in low
 dosages of micrograms per milliliter.  In high concentrations,
 ozone is toxic to the lungs epithelium and is therefore not
 administered medically through air or nebulizers.  Small amounts
 of ozone in air is a fact of nature and can be used as a
 sterilizing or sanitizing modality.  The Maximum Worksite
 Concentration laid down in Germany is 0.2 mg/m3 over a
 respiratory period of 8 hours.  This is equivalent to .15 ppm
 while the odour threshold is .010 - .015 which is the odour
 threshold for most people.  The irritation level of .06 ppm has
 shown no evidence of health damage by continuous exposure to
 lower concentrations.

 The following Pam values apply:

 .12          EPA limit for air quality
 .10          American Conference of Governmental Industrial 
              Hygienists limit for exposure 8 hours/day with no 
              side effects.
 .055         Underwriters Laboratory (tic) ozone limit for
              electrostatic precipitators.
 .03-.06      Amount frequently measured in city smog.
 .010-.015    Odor threshold for most people.
 .005 - .01   Value measured in fresh country air.


 References:

 "Toxicity of Ozone", Mittler, King, Burkhardt: AMA Arch Ind. 
 1957 "Ozone: An overview of its toxicity in man and animals', D.
 Menzel, Toxicology & Environmental health, 1984


 WHY USE OZONE ?

 The many uses of treating municipal water and swimming pools,
 which have been developed in Europe, are expanding into other
 continents of the world.  Ozone treatment of industrial waste
 waters is being practiced commercially.  Ozone treatment of
 lakes, ponds, and fisheries now has wide scale benefits, both
 economically and environmentally.  And medical and esthetic
 therapeutic application of ozone are being practiced more and
 more routinely in many countries.  In short, ozone is a wave of
 the future.

 Ozone will oxidize odorous compounds at a level of one-eighth of
 the limit established by the American Conference of Governmental
 Industrial Hygienists.  Most odoriferous substances are
 unsaturated molecules that will readily combine with oxygen. 
 Ozone breaks down hydrocarbons ultimately into carbon dioxide 
 and water.  An ozone air purifier does not mask odors with 
 synthetic perfumes or halogenated substances.  It oxidizes them 
 as does nature.

 Unanimity has been gradually established since 1886 (De 
 Meritens) as to ozone's destructive action on microorganisms.  
 Ozone may be said to act blindly, as a broad spectrum 
 antibiotic, since no limits to disinfection have been found in 
 the number of general and species eliminated.  In contrast to 
 the toxic amines of fungi, ozone does not have an inhibitor 
 effect on intracellular enzymes.

 Nowadays, pesticides contribute to water pollution like
 detergents, hydrocarbons, or any other chemical.  Reverse 
 osmosis and distillation does not remove 100% of these 
 compounds.  Their persistence contributes to degraded water.  
 Organophosphorus and organochlorinated compounds are reducible 
 by ozone in aqueous solutions.

 Medical ozone, produced from ordinary oxygen gas, is used in
 medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and in the treatment 
 of cancer and AIDS.  It has become routine practice for hundreds 
 of physicians worldwide seeking more effective means of 
 treatment without chemical toxicity and side-effects. Studies 
 have shown that ozone properly administered, inactivates 
 viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and in some cases, 
 carcinomas. 

 A report in Discover Magazine states that every six room house
 collects 40 pounds of dust per year, which plays host to 15
 species of mites in beds, pillows, furniture, and dust balls. 
 42,000 of these mites can survive in one ounce of mattress dust.

 Doctors, nurses, and receptionists are exposed to untold 
 millions of airborne viruses and bacteria through droplet 
 sneezing, human dander, excrete, etc.  Studies have shown that 
 ozone purified air reduces the incidence of colds, sore throats, 
 and allergy attacks, especially during the flu season.  By 
 frequent ozonation of office air, once or twice daily, greatly 
 reduces a chance of infection.  In this light, an ozone 
 generator becomes an office companion, just as essential as a 
 distilled water cooler.


 HOW DOES OZONE THERAPY WORK ?

 In view of the fact that no safe and effective anti viral
 treatment by chemicals is known, excepting some plant extracts
 with variable specificity, ozone and its peroxides acquire
 special importance as they are atoxic in effect and free of
 undesirable side-effects.  Due to ozone's inactivation process,
 it plays an active part in the viral infection cycle and 
 increase in phagocytosis.  In addition to this, a protective 
 effect on healthy cells and an increased elimination of virally 
 damaged cells is observed.

 According to researchers, the direct intravascular injection of
 pure oxygen/ozone mixtures results in the following responses:

 1.  An activation of enzymes involved in peroxide or oxygen
     radical scavenging - glutathione, catalase, super oxide
     dismutase.
 2.  An acceleration of glycolysis in erythrocytes.
 3.  Citric acid cycle activation.
 4.  An increase in blood P02 , fluidity, and pliability.
 5.  Bactericidal, virucidal, and fungicidal properties.

 Laboratory studies have shown that when ozone is introduced into
 the blood in microgram doses, it is immediately converted into 
 hydroperoxides which are free radical scavengers (glutathione, 
 catalase, super oxide dismutase, etc.).  They have shown
 remarkable antibacterial and antifungal effects. Through 
 reaction of ozone with the phospholipid chains in the cell 
 membrane, lipoperoxides are introduced into the cell and 
 influence its metabolism.

 The first intracellular reaction is the glutathione system
 brought on by the oxidative stress and sets off the peroxide
 detoxifying function.  As a result, there is an increase in the
 enzymes participating in oxygen metabolism, notably glucose - 6  
 -phosphate.

 It is believed that these hydroperoxides actually seek out and
 destroy diseased cells and accounts for ozone's anti-tumor
 properties.  Infected cells have lower levels of enzyme activity
 and are less stable.  The hydroperoxides readily react with the
 cell membrane lipids.  In vivo studies have shown (Erhlich)
 hydroalkylperoxide has a 90% growth inhibitory effect on mouse
 ascites carcinoma.  In particular, polyunsaturated fatty acids
 whose peroxides are ascribed a selective cytotoxic effect and
 have growth inhibiting effects in human lung,  breast,  and
 prostate cancer cells.


 References:

 "Ozone in Medicine", Vol. 3 Proceedings, 9th World Ozone
 Conference, 1989
 "Oxygen Therapies: A New Way of Approaching Disease"    McCabe
 1988