We all know about the ozone layer that protects our planet, however, ozone exists in the lower atmosphere. One of the ways it is formed is through the high energy contained within electrical discharges, which occur during lightning storms. It is what causes the fresh smell after a lightning storm. Ultraviolet rays emanate from the sun, creating ozone (O3). The rays split the oxygen molecules (O2) and form an unstable oxygen molecule and a highly unstable oxygen atom. Because they are unstable, they oxidize, or go through a reaction, bond with the loose atom (O1), and create ozone.
People all over the world are experiencing the multiple benefits of this natural and purifying form of Oxygen. It is another form of Oxygen (O3) where three atoms merge to form the oxygen molecule as opposed to two, found in regular Oxygen (O2).
These qualities of Ozone have been occurring naturally since the beginning of time. Some occurrences you may know about, others may surprise you. The Sun emits harmful ultraviolet radiation, which has detrimental effects on humans, animals and plants. The Ozone layer in the upper atmosphere protects our planet from these rays. In the lower atmosphere the water we drink, air we breathe and food we eat are naturally purified and sanitised by Ozone. It is one of the most effective and safe methods to remove bacterial, viral, and fungal activity.
It seeks out and eradicates the organic molecules that form many indoor pollutants, such as mold and mildew. Whether biological or chemical pollutants, Ozone rapidly oxidises them by reverting back to O2 (oxygen) and depositing the third Oxygen atom onto the offending pollutant. The complete life-cycle of ozone is: generation, oxidation, return to oxygen. This very effective process, deodorises, disinfects, and destroys many of the pathogens and fumes that negatively affect air and water sources.