Use an Ozone Machine to Kill the Covid-19 Coronavirus
As the coronavirus continues to evolve and become more virulent, there are many unanswered questions as there has been no proper clinical or scientific studies that have been conducted on it yet with regards to its properties etc as the 2019-nCoV coronavirus only made its maiden debut in December 2019.
There are questions about how exactly long a virus like the coronavirus, may survive outside a host ie on surfaces.
The influenza virus may survive anything between 5 hours up to seven days on another surface depending on the environment temperature and humidity whereas noroviruses that typically attack the gastrointestinal tract, may survive up to four weeks on surfaces even in hot and dry conditions and can withstand most disinfectants.
Typically most respiratory viruses like the coronavirus favour a cooler temperature.
There has been no studies done up to now on the new coronavirus or also on the SARS virus, its ?close cousin? in relation to how long it could survive outside on surfaces.
It is wrong to assume that the coronavirus can only just remain active for a couple hours on surface as suggested by one health organization via its online site, that's claiming it?s the leading source of data on the coronavirus when there is absolutely no scientific proof of that. Should anyone get infected because of conditions contrary to their advice, they should not hesitate to sue that organization in court for disseminating information that's not yet ascertained scientifically thus causing harm.
Viruses typically are not really living organisms per se. They are complex bio-molecules that require a full time income cell to end up being active.
To become safe, as we still do not really understand how lengthy these coronavirus may survive on surfaces, its better to disinfect areas which have lots of connection with people whether or not they are showing signs of experiencing been infected or not.
One way to do that is by deploying ozone gas.
Ozone gas has been proven to kill the SARS coronavirus and since the structure of the new 2019-nCoV coronavirus is nearly identical compared to that of the SARS coronavirus, it really is relatively safe to state that it will work on the new coronavirus though it should be noted that there surely is no studies to date except one which is current ongoing n China at the Institute of Virology In Hubei in relation to this. Progress of this study has shown that it works and the study ought to be concluded by the finish of this week and officially published in the journal Virology.
There are more than 17 scientific studies that show Ozone gas will be able to destroy the SARS coronavirus.
Ozone is a naturally occurring gas produced from oxygen atoms. The oxygen molecule comprises of 2 oxygen atoms. These oxygen molecules are broken into atoms by the corona discharge during lightning storms or by UV light from sunlight. Single oxygen atoms cannot exist alone without regrouping back into di-atomic oxygen molecules. In this recombination stage some atoms will regroup into loosely bonded tri-atomic oxygen. This new molecule is called Ozone or O3.
Ozone generators can make ozone from normal air and so are normally used as room disinfectants.
The antipathogenic ramifications of ozone have been substantiated for several decades. Its killing action upon bacteria, viruses, fungi, and in many species of protozoa, serve as the foundation for its increasing use in disinfecting municipal drinking water supplies in cities worldwide.
Typically, viruses are small, independent particles, built of crystals and macromolecules. Unlike bacteria, they multiply only within the host cell. Ozone destroys viruses by diffusing through the protein coat into the nucleic acid core, resulting in damage of the viral RNA. At higher concentrations, ozone destroys the capsid or exterior protein shell by oxidation.
Numerous groups of viruses including poliovirus We and 2, human rotavruses, Norwalk virus, Parvoviruses, and Hepatitis A, B and non-A non-B are among many others that are susceptible to the virucidal actions of ozone.
Most research efforts on ozone's virucidal effects hold centered upon ozone's propensity to break apart lipid molecules at sites of multiple bond configuration. Indeed, after the lipid envelope of the virus is normally fragmented, its DNA or RNA core cannot survive.
Non-enveloped viruses (Adenoviridae, Picornaviridae, namely poliovirus, Coxsachie, Echovirus, Rhinovirus, Hepatitis A and E, and Reoviridae (Rotavirus), have also begun to be studied. Viruses that do not have an envelope are called "naked viruses." They are constituted of a nucleic acid core (made of DNA or RNA) and a nucleic acid coat, or capsid, made of protein. Ozone, however, aside from its well-recognized action upon unsaturated lipids, may also connect to certain proteins and their constituents, namely proteins. Indeed, when ozone touches capsid proteins, protein hydroxides and protein hydroxides and protein hydroperoxides are formed. Viruses have no protections against oxidative stress.
The enveloped viruses are usually more sensitive to physico-chemical challenges than are naked virions. Although ozone's effects upon unsaturated lipids is normally one of its best documented biochemical action, ozone may connect to proteins, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids.
The new coronavirus is an enveloped virus.
There are many types of Ozone generators on the market from huge machines that costs a few thousand US Dollars to simple ones that can be bought online from shoppe, lazada etc for as low asThai Baht 350. or about US$10. They are normally used to clean vegetables etc but could also be used to disinfect small room of sizes about 25 to 30 sqm.There are also many shops and web stores in Thailand selling these ozone generators.
A portable ozone generator that can be bought online
Typically ozone generators should only be used by trained personnel as ozone is dangerous to humans. It could destroy your cells lining the mouth area, nasal pathways and your lungs. It has the capacity to cause cell mutations and cause cancer. And for all those with othe underlying disease, brief exposure to it could be dangerous.
When using the small ozone generators for small room disinfection, make sure you have a timer rather than be in the area when the device is on. The device ought to be operated with windows closed no living thing in the area including pets for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. (these small machines hold a lower ozone volume output, thus a longer time is preferred.) Do not go in to the room for finally 3 hours and upon entering, wear a mask and open all windows and air the place for about 15 minutes first before stepping back in.
(PS: OZONE ISN'T TO BE USED TO TAKE CARE OF ANY DISEASE OR BE CONSUMED OR INHALED AT ALL AS IT IT REALLY IS DANGEROUS, IT REALLY IS ONLY USED TO DISINFECT AREAS)
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