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Ozone could be a bacteria killer

December 20, 2011
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KINGSTON, ON — Over 100,000 people in North America die each year from hospital-acquired infections, says Dr. Dick Zoutman of Queen''s University in Canada, according to Gizmag.

Through his research, Zoutman has developed something that might be able to help keep hospitals bacteria-free: An ozone and hydrogen peroxide vapor gas, the article stated.

According to the article, the gas uses a proprietary form of ozone that, once pumped in to spaces like operating rooms, can sterilize every surface in about an hour.

The process is supposed to be more effective than wiping down each surface by hand with a disinfectant, the article noted.

The technology, which doesn’t harm medical equipment, is currently being commercialized by Medizone International and is expected to begin being delivered to facilities in the first quarter of the coming year, the article added.

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