THE STUDY OF THE NARA MEDICAL UNIVERSITY CONFIRMS THAT OZONE INACTIVES COVID-19
The research group of Nara Medical UNIVERSITY was the first in the world to confirm the inactivation of the new coronavirus by exposure to ozone gas
In this report, we point out that the inactivation of the new coronavirus by ozone has been carried out and the relationship between ozone concentration and exposure time and ozone inactivation has been experimentally clarified.
Ozone (chemical formula: O3) is an allotropic form of oxygen, with a characteristic garlicky odor. Its molecules are made up of three oxygen atoms.
It has the strongest oxidative power near fluoride and destroys cells like bacteria and breaks down chemical bonds between substances.
It is effective in deodorization, sterilization and cleaning and is used in various fields such as medical care, nursing, livestock and in the food sector
As regards the effectiveness of ozone, the bactericidal power of 7 times that of chlorine and was considered "particularly effective" for the control of infectious diseases
In Japan, the fire brigade agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications first introduced it in Japan in 2008, when it identified it as part of the measures to prevent the new influenza infection and it has authorized for use in major airports.
Since then, the application in medical sites has progressed and the number of medical institutions introducing ozone generators in order to prevent the spread of nosocomial infections is increasing.
The ozone-based bactericidal approach has also been accepted as a measure against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
Since January of this year, when the COVID-19 infection was spreading all over the world, not only medical institutions, but also ambulances, hospitals, hotels, etc. have adopted ozone generators.
Ozone has definitely gained widespread use as an effective sterilization method comparable to manual alcohol cleaning.