Updated: Dec 17, 2020
As we all know that Covid-19 is greatly impacting our live's and there is a lot of misinformation. There is very high risk being in the presence of large crowds where people may cough or sneeze making the virus airborne from respiratory droplets but most of the transmissions reported are direct contact with an infected individual. Other methods are indirect contact when an individual touches a contaminated surface. It is always a great practice to wash your hands and avoid touching your eyes or nose when out and about. We go to work, we go out to places and we touch things. We get back into our vehicle's and we touch the gear shift, seat belt, steering wheel, door buttons and radio. Oh and don't forget your mirror. Illusionz mobile auto spa developed a protocol to ensure the safety of our technicians and the client with the use of an ozone generator. Sadly many of our clients took this protocol as a joke and went to the next guy and that is ok because after other detailers saw our video and blog with our company using an ozone generator. Many others followed with a protocol using an ozone generator. Below we have included some material about the effectiveness of ozone sterilization and it's history.
OZONE STERILIZATION PROVEN TO KILL SARS-COV VIRUS
There are currently no examples in the public domain, of ozone sterilization being used to kill the current strain of Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (technical name of the Coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease). However, there are reasons to believe it would be effective:
During the SARS epidemic of 2003, ozone sterilization was successfully used to purify environments infected with the deadly Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-1, the virus which causes the SARS disease.
As SARS-Cov-1 is also a member of the Coronavirus family, it is highly likely that ozone sterilization would be effective at killing SARS-CoV-2, the Coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 disease.
HOW DOES OZONE STERILIZATION KILL CORONAVIRUSES?
Coronaviruses are classified as “enveloped viruses”, which are typically more susceptible to “Physico-chemical challenges”. In other words, they don’t like being exposed to ozone.
Ozone destroys this type of virus by breaking through the outer shell into the core, resulting in damage to the viral RNA. Ozone can also damage the outer shell of the virus in a process called oxidation.
Put simply, exposing Coronaviruses to sufficient ozone dose (ppm x time) can result in them being 99% damaged or destroyed.