WHAT IS OZONE?
Ozone, (O3), sometimes called "activated oxygen", contains three atoms of oxygen rather than
the two atoms we normally breathe. Ozone is the second most powerful sterilant in the world
and can be used to destroy bacteria, viruses and odors. Interestingly ozone occurs quite readily
in nature, most often as a result of lightning strikes that occur during thunderstorms.
In fact the "fresh, clean, spring rain" smell that we notice after a storm most often results from nature’s creation of ozone. However, we are probably most familiar with ozone from reading about the "ozone layer" that circles the planet above the earth’s atmosphere.
Here ozone is created by the sun's ultra-violet rays. This serves to protect us from the ultra-violet radiation.