Ozone is an EPA approved antimicrobial, disinfectant, and sanitizer that has been used worldwide for over a century. For all its inherent power, it is perfectly safe when used in proper low concentrations.
You probably first encountered the word ‘ozone’ in 8th-grade science class or heard about it on the news. It can often come with a bad rap. The truth is, ozone does a world of good for us here on Earth. It protects us from harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun and purifies water.
As with many things in life, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Emissions from man-made sources like cars and VOC’s can interact negatively with the atmosphere, causing higher levels of gaseous ozone closer to the Earth, which can be harmful to humans.
Ozone is highly regulated by the organizations you trust. Ozone is one of only three groups of antimicrobial agents registered by the EPA for public health use (the other two being antibiotics and antiseptics). It is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA and is recognized as safe and highly effective by the National Sanitation Foundation.