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Ebola…..Disinfection…Ozone can play a role

Various ozone suppliers are offering to help contain the spread of the virus by offering to demonstrate the efficacy of ozone disinfection in affected areas.

For example Howard Robins, M.D., a New York City-based advocate of ozone therapy, says he is planning to fly to the Ebola outbreak zone in West Africa to test the alternative treatment’s potential against the deadly virus.

In an exclusive interview on Newsmax TV’s Meet the Doctors program, to air September 27, Dr. Robins says he believes that ozone therapy can be effective against the Ebola virus that has raged through West Africa.

He and two other American doctors were invited by Kojo Carew, M.D., of Sierra Leone, to fly to Freetown, the country’s capital and largest city, to train doctors at his Blue Shield Hospital, he says. The hospital has been a treatment center for many Ebola patients.

The team is preparing to head to the region in November, equipped with donated supplies and two ozone-therapy machines that will be used to train hospital staff there how to effectively use them.

Dr. Robins maintains that ozone therapy has been effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis B and C, diabetes, and infectious diseases.

“We’re planning on a humanitarian medical mission through Rotary International, which, I’m a Rotarian. A friend of mine, Dr. Robert Roan, an M.D. from San Francisco area and I, along with Dr. Bill Doan, who will be our documentarian, are going to be flying out to Sierra Leone to train the doctors in how to do this,” he says.

“We’ve gotten the machines— the ozone machines — donated because you can’t store it, you have to make it. We’re also going to be going to Nigeria and training their doctors there. So between this, and not just the treatment of Ebola, but we want them to treat malaria as well, which takes tens of thousands of lives every year in Africa …. And if it proves to be as effective as we expect, this is going to make international news.”

Dr. Robins notes ozone therapy is now being used in more than 50 countries by 45,000 physicians, even though it remains an alternative treatment in the U.S.

Also Certified Environmental Hygienist Phillip Fry the owner of Envirofry, an ozone generator supplier, recommends using the low-cost and portable EnviroFry commercial ozone generator for the Ebola virus decontamination of buildings, furnishings, and personal possessions in both medical treatment facilities and in Ebola patients’ homes.

He confirms that high output ozone gas is an effective antimicrobial oxidizer that can be safely applied as a disinfectant, sanitizer, and decontaminating agent wherever traditional chemical or thermal sanitation methods are used.

Ozone, which has been validated by scientists since 1906 for a multitude of pathogens in an array of applications, kills all known human pathogens, such as Ebola, H7N9 avian flu, SARS, and almost all other disease-causing viruses, bacteria, and fungal species such as the health-destroying Stachybotrys, Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Chaetomium toxic mold species.
Ozone is safety-validated for medical facility environments and workers, provided that are no workers or patients are inside a contained room or building during the actual ozone treatment process, and for one to two hours afterwards. Ozone treatment area containment is best done with clear plastic sheeting, stretched wall to wall, and floor to ceiling.

Studies have proven that ozone is more efficient and has a higher oxidation kill potential than most traditional disinfectant/sanitizers (e.g. chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, peroxyacetic acid and chlorine dioxide), and its use eliminates the need to alternate different sanitizers because germs and viruses cannot build a tolerance to ozone. Ozone is non-corrosive to facility surfaces, and leaves no residue (treated surfaces never need a final fresh water rinse).

Because high output ozone gas neutralizes bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, ozone is highly effective in the fumigation of homes and buildings, the treatment of indoor air in operating rooms, hospital patient rooms, and nursing homes, and in the disinfection of large scale air conditioning systems in hospitals.

Ozone gas decontamination of Ebola-impacted buildings and furnishings is highly affordable because high-quality ozone generators are not expensive and have low running costs.

Instead of using expensive chemicals, the generators convert ordinary air into germ-killing ozone gas by temporarily adding one oxygen molecule.

Ozone Solutions also supply a range of ozone generators and also UV ( ultra violet), using one or the other or a combination of both, to effectively disinfect and to prevent cross contamination of air borne diseases.

Ozonated water is also an extremely effective disinfection method for rinsing infected areas, clothes etc.