[Immunology] Re: Oxidising Water with Ozone Gas

Sbharris[atsign]ix.netcom.com sbharris at ix.netcom.com
Sat Nov 26 17:05:16 EST 2005


mrwht wrote:
> The chemical reaction is right?
> O3 + H2O -> O2 + H2O2
>
> H2O2 is hydrogen peroxide, an acid compound & oxidising agent. Will
> drinking this ozonated water upset the pH level in our body?


No. Hydrogen peroxide pH is only about 5.8, which is no more acidic
than water exposed to CO2 in normal air. Also, there isn't much
peroxide in the water, and what there is, is quickly broken down by
catalase in the digestive tract. As to the carcinogenicity of H2O2
itself, too little is known to say. Much more powerful stuff is sold as
mouthwash, however.

> Does drinking this be of any benefit to health?

Doubtful no direct benefit. It's beneficial to have all the viruses and
bacterial killed without chlorine, though.

>If left standing for 20
> minutes, will there be any chemical reaction with the surrounding air?

No, but much of the ozone will be released, or else react with the
water.

> Why is it that water treated with ozone must be left 20 minutes before
> drinking?

See above.

>Is it true that the upper limit for ozone gas is  0.02~0.2mg/m3?

Google it.

SBH



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