Nancy Oar- Live-Nimble's ozone expert-- uses the OZO-Pod extensively in her own home to clean and disinfect surfaces that may have germs that cause illness as well as to disinfect food prior to serving to family, guests, and customers. It all started with her catering business and concern over cleaning kitchens and food to protect customers.
Her interest in kitchen and food cleanliness soon extended to health and wellness. This winter, especially, there is a focus on germ reduction. There are many children and grandchildren in our family and the risk of illness is a great worry. Washing and wiping the common surfaces and objects in the home with the aqueous ozone reduces the risk of transmitting illnesses, helping to keep everyone healthier. From the nursery and kitchen to the bathroom, destroy the germs that cause illness.
Her interest continues in using aqueous ozone for food quality and safetybecause of concerns over the quality of fresh fruits and vegetables from farmer's markets, organic food providers, and local grocery stores. Her sensitivity to the safety of foods we purchased increased with the frequency of E. coli, listeria, and other warnings during the past few years.
"Washing the produce just takes a few minutes with the aqueous ozone created by the OZO-Pod and I know the food is safe to eat."
The amount of ozone escaping into the air is minimal:
“I know some people are concerned about the safety of using ozone in your home", The proprietary Roving Blue process creates aqueous ozone from the water and most of the ozone remains in the water for 15-20 minutes until it reverts to oxygen within the water. The small amount of ozone escaping from the surface of the water is far below safety standards published by EPA, FDA, USDA and every other agency in the world.
What does it do?
Aqueous ozone kills many types of germs including viruses, bacteria, and other harmful pathogens. The list of germs that are killed is long but includes E.Coli, Salmonella, Cryptosporidium, Listeria, hepatitis, MRSA, staph, strep, cholera, giardia,and many others.
Aqueous ozone also breaks down pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceuticals, and chlorine. that can be found in your tap water. That's why rinsing food with aqueous ozone is so great. It not only gets rid of germs, which or may not be there, but it also makes nonorganic food 'almost' organic by getting rid of residual pesticides and herbicides that remain on your food. It will also remove the waxes that are on your food and can trap chemicals on your food as well.
How does aqueous ozone compare?
There are many other disinfectants out there. Chlorine is the most widely used but there are other natural ones using essential oils, vinegar, alcohol, and other substances. Of course, there are serious and caustic chemical cleaners as well.
Interestingly enough, aqueous ozone and ozone gas have been tested to show they are the strongest, most effective, and fastest disinfectants you can use. They are also safer than chemical disinfectants as they break down quickly into oxygen leaving no chemical residues. Fumes from chlorine products and chemical cleaners do not dissipate as do ozone particles, they need to be ventilated out of the area.
Aqueous ozone does not harm your hands, ruin your clothes or other surfaces. It is considered the "greenest" environmentally safe cleaner you can use. It is a "green" cleaning process that leaves no residue.
Where is it used?
Over 300 metropolitan water purification systems use ozone as an essential step to purify the incoming water. Chlorine and other chemicals are added to prevent contamination from disintegrating pipes, as aqueous ozone remains active for about 20 minutes.
Cryptosporidium is frequently found in swimming pools. It will take chlorine many hours or days to kill it, but the aqueous ozone will kill it in minutes. Aqueous ozone is considered the strongest disinfectant you can use, many times stronger and quicker than chlorine.
There is a hand washing protocol that allows for ozone to be used at a higher concentration to cleanse hands for surgery.
Dentists often use aqueous ozone to rinse incisions from dental surgery to avoid infection and reduce inflammation.
Most tap water bottling companies, such as Nestle® and Perrier®, rely heavily on ozone technology to disinfect bottles and provide clean, safe water for consumers.
Many organic food processing plants, both meat and produce plants, use aqueous ozone to cleanse the food prior to being shipped.
Commercial sites use ozonated water to clean equipment, the facility, and the environment to prevent contamination and disease.