OxyFile #303

The Application of Ozone in Preventive Medicine

E.G. Beck and F. Tilkes

Institute of Hygiene, University of Giessen
(Justus-Liebig-Universitat), Germany (West)


A general introduction, short history, and application of ozone as 
sterilizer in water preparation systems is given.  It is microbicide 
and virus-inactivating.  Previous investigations on the proliferation 
of pathogens in dental units and the efficacy of ozone in comparison 
to other possibilities show that a noticeable hygienic improvement of 
water for prevention is only possible where an ozonizing unit is 
used.  It is possible to reduce e.g. the toxicity of antibiotics and 
cytostatics through ozone.

Publish Date: 1991