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4 Myths About Ozonated Water Exposed- Ozone Does Not Cure Cancer

Updated on November 21, 2015

Ozone water is a wonderful addition to the home, however, it frustrates me that there is so much misinformation permeating the Internet. In this brief article, I hope to dispel the myths and clarify what this great new product can do for families.

Myth #1 Ozone Water Can Cure - Absolutely False. I have been following ozonated water for an extended period of time. During this time, I am greatly dismayed at the unsubstantiated claims about “cures”; especially claims that ozone cures cancer. I have spoken with various manufacturers, watched educational videos and read the weekly alerts I receive.

As one of our readers has correctly pointed out, ozone has the power to help our immune system which can help us fight diseases. "Cure" is not appropriate, boost our immune system - absolutely.

Let me repeat: Ozonated water only boosts the immune system; ozonated water will not cure any disease, ozone does not "cure" cancer.

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Ozonated water can be utilized as a disinfectant. Ozonated water can prolong the life of vegetables and fruit because it kills bacteria. Ozonated water can help somewhat with digestive problems and sinuses because it serves as an antioxidant. However, Ozonated water is not a cure. Reputable manufacturers here in the United States, do not oversell ozone water and they provide research to back up any claims. They tell the story, the true story. Why is this important to me? Because I lost my husband to pancreatic cancer. I feel the pain of the family members desperately seeking a cure or grasping for a solution. Ozonated water is wonderful. It is pure. it can be a disinfectant for up to 30 minutes but it is not a cure.

Myth #2 Ozone Water Harms Plastic - Absolutely False The statement "ozone water will hurt plastic" is simply not true. Plastic containers can be used. Metal and glass are preferred.

Ozone is stronger than chlorine so this is where this myth first began.

Ozonated water does make the best sanitizer and the purest drinking water.

Myth #3 Reverse Osmosis is just as good as Ozone Water - Aboslutely False This is another falsehood. Reverse Osmosis has many great features, but R.O. is strictly a filtration system and does not disinfect. R.O. will not eliminate E. coli, salmonella and other bacteria, viruses and mold.

UV can fight bacteria but UV is limited by the line of sight.

Myth#4 Ozone Water is New - Absolutely False This surprised me the most. Ozonated water has been used commercially for years. My hot tub uses ozonated water! Commercial swimming pools in Canada are mandated to use ozonated water. What is new is the safe and compact technology. Never before has the ability to mimic Mother Nature been available in a table top model with zero waste. This is truly a green product. It uses very little electricity. And it does really deliver much like Mother Nature the very purest water. And the layered ozonated water IF delivered in sufficient strength has been independently proven to disinfect other surfaces for up to 30 minutes.

Layered ozonated water is now. Ozonated water is over 150 years "old".


What is my background with water? For close to 2 decades, I was a CFO. During one chapter in my career, it was my job to set water and sewer utility rates, was responsible for designing utility rates and provided the financial analysis for a large class action suite.

How did I become so involved in water utilities? I started my career as a utility accountant for the 2nd largest water utility in Illinois. I worked closely with water production and distribution. I also visited the largest water company in Illinois utility to learn about their financial systems and also their distribution and production.

Many years later, when I was running personnel, I was challenged by a police officer for the high pay for our water production staff in relative terms to the public safety officers. Water production is the team that ensures the water quality, water distribution provides the valves and mains to transport the water to your home. These staff members take special pride in their jobs and rightfully so. The water production team members are trained professional who truly care about water quality. What frustrates them is the inability to control the quality of the water after it leaves their system. The service lines and the household plumbing often has bacteria and in older lines that are lead pipes, the lead will leach into the water and the water will have lead.

Moral of the story:The quality of your water is dependent not just upon the quality of water they deliver into the distribution system but also includes your household water sitting in your service line and sitting in your household plumbing.

Simply stated, stagnant water has a greater possibility of bacteria than flowing water.

Important tip: If we understand plumbing and understand how the water "sits" in the pipes, then we know for certain, that we should NEVER drink the first drops of water out of the faucet. For this reason alone, I cannot over emphasize an important health tip - always running your faucet before using the water for drinking.

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Wise use of water is always running your tap before you use your faucet for water. This is not wasteful, it is wise once you understand the logistics of where that water has been sitting. If you are drinking warm water from the faucet, you are drinking water that has been sitting in your plumbing. You could have a substantial amount of lead in that water IF you have a lead service. Filtered water is not always necessary, the water delivered by your local municipal government is one of the most regulated and closely monitored items. Ozone water is not just filtered water, it is beyond filtered water, it also has disinfectant properties. Only a high powered ozone water system is able to provide this level of health water.

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Many people today are hurting. Millions of people are fighting viruses and other bacteria. Ozonated water is beyond any filtered water. Ozonated water is health water. But ozonated water has no known medical studies to substantiate “cures”. Let the truth be heard. Understand and use this great technology. But don’t expect miracles. Consult your physician first and foremost.

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      MattK 10 months ago

      Ozone is an oxidant, not an anti-oxidant. Check Wikipedia but this is fairly simple chemistry.

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      Ken Kline 19 months ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Hi BooBoo,

      Actually for transportation, the ozone machine can travel readily so I am not certain why the "transport storage and later consumption" concern comes in. Also, there are amazing new technologies that make ozone even more mobile. This one in particular may be of interest for the transportation concerns:

      PS I am not an expert in science but transmitting the story, involving the readers and the real experts, showcasing the new technology is my message. Reading the history, seeing the application of computer science with the natural purifier I find fascinating. You decide for yourself. The main item is the open discussion.

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      Ken Kline 19 months ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Hi Bambam,

      Thank you very much for your contribution. You bring up a critical point that we as citizens of the world must address. How to fund research.

      If we leave research for those places that monetize research then sadly we will not have real health initiatives. While I am not normally for a bigger federal government, I am for supporting research for humanity. The federal government has invested in traffic studies, satellites but I feel if there was a comparison, the investment in true health is grossly deficient.

      I hope someday, in a perfect world, taxes can be chosen and citizens can vote for research because I don't trust a committee voting for research.

      The body is a miraculous machine and we have only scratched the surface of its capabilities. True health often is very simple - giving the body the exercise and nutrition it needs to heal itself. Ozone is scary to the pharmaceutical companies, now that we have the ability to control ozone, scientists need to step up and shout the many truths about this natural air cleaner.

      Ozone is not harming, it is sanitizing our environment.

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      BooBoo 2 years ago

      It escapes me how being an accountant for a company qualifies you as an expert in what that company does. I was researching ozonated water and well did not get much. The big question I have is how do you get the O3 to stay in solution in the water for transport storage and later consumption? I do not really care about how much it costs which the author I am sure would be an expert on.

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      Bambam 2 years ago

      I ve been studying the real people who are using the ozonating water and after thousands of testimonials from the users not the paid off doctors and scientists.....sorry big pharma and all of you who keep the truth hidden .ozone water does help the body rid it of cancer, why because cancer is a viral fungus and that oxygen molecule attaches and destroys.

      Any other studies don't tell the truth why because your on some crap payroll , because there is no money in a cure face it ,,,your lying. The body always cures itself not a drug not a physician nor any substance can claim curing anything.... The body cures itself with proper nutrition.....but if it has a super help mate to rid the body of toxins and fungus and ozonated water is doing the trick for thousands of people then your studies are manipulated for your outcome...... Negative ozonated water isn't the cure, but the body will definately use it to cure its!

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      Ken Kline 3 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Hi Ilona Parker,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.

      This is very helpful information. Europe has always been ahead of the United States in regards to ozone technology. Given the natural properties of ozone of destroying cells from the inside out, this makes sense. My concern is the fact that ozone dissipates when warm, however if the blood re-injected is now sanitized, perhaps this is just enough to activate the human body to effectively fight this horrible disease. This is definitely worth knowing, asking and exploring.

      The world of cancer is terrifying, the world of medical science needs to come together across the continents and combat this disease. How many families have been traumatized by the loss of a loved one too soon because of cancer? I have so many questions about cancer and feel that the answers are out there and that is a new frontier that is ready to explore.

      My biggest question, biggest concern is how much of today's cancer is attributable to mankind? Or mankind's lack of sharing intelligence? My fear is we have the answers, but we are not sharing our knowledge and our resources in an efficient manner for the benefit of humanity.Your reply here gives me hope that we can together create a new world.

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      Ilona Parker 3 years ago

      Ozonated water can definitely not heal cancer. However, injected ozone and blood taken from the patient, infused with ozone, and reinjected into the patient can heal cancer. This is a process that has been practiced in Europe for over 50 years with incredible success. You might want to look into this. There are numerous articles and videos referring to this method.

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      Ken Kline 4 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      With the new technology for ozone, I can see no reason for ozone discoloring plastics - the older technology yes but today's technology is controlled and consistent.

      Ozone is very powerful and yet we use ozone in the majority of our hot tubs and swimming pools. Municipal water has long used ozone and yet we as a society have not caught up with the new technology before us.

      You are correct - you are an engineer but look at the new products in the marketplace - not the hand made items - the ones controlled by computer chips.

      Thank you very much for contributing. I greatly appreciate your input.

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      Chris 4 years ago

      Your wrong on #2 technically. O3 can discolor or 'alter' some plastics, in certain concentrations.

      Your 100% incorrect in #3 stating an R.O. unit cannot remove Bacteria. R.O. units work exceptionally well at removing bacteria such as E.coli or salmonella, it will even remove any virus that's in the water and will remove salt or metal ions, which are smaller than the aforementioned pathogens.

      I'm a chemical engineer btw.

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      Ken Kline 4 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Hi Mike G,

      The O3 will actually purify your water - it is Mother Nature's own sanitizer. Sadly it seems as if you missed the entire point of the article.

      Yesterday I heard my first radio advertisement with the word "ozone" in it - the knowledge of the world is changing for the better. To understand Mother Nature is fundamental to our health - to combine Mother Nature with man's computer technology for the purpose of sanitizing has the possibility of changing the status of world health. This is where our new world can make a difference. Advancement should be more about health than convenience - if we can learn about our bodies and how Mother Nature operates and mimic her safely and economically then we have a real achievement!

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      Mike G 4 years ago

      Thanks for all your comments. And, the article. I am just wandering into the world of ozonated water. After reading everything here, I think I'll finish my quart of H2o2 before starting on ozone. Seems to do everything o3 does.

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      Ken Kline 4 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Hi Gretchen,

      I will have to check with an engineer who specializes in plastic. I agree we must double check these items so I appreciate your input. I believe there are different types of plastic and being knowledgeable on this topic is important. I will update to make the statement more complete. Thank you very much for your input!

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      Gretchen 4 years ago

      Your statement "ozone water will hurt plastic" is simply not true. Plastic containers can be used. Metal and glass are preferred."

      Ozonate your water in a plastic container, drink ALL of it... and then get back to me. Let me know how you feel?

      Me...I did it because I listened to you. I got very ill. I literally felt like my brain was on fire, headache, and couldn't think straight. So I beg to differ with your statement. Also... numerous reliable other sites state "DONT OZONATE IN PLASTIC!!!" Due to the fact that it breaks down the plastic and then we end up drinking plastic. Check your info!

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      Ken Kline 5 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      R. Bugarin,

      I would not agree more. Understanding ozone and its dynamic properties is key to good health. We have made technological advancements with medicine and pills that we take, sadly we have not promoted the proper way to use natural medicines.

      I have never heard of the use of ozone with the chemo treatment but that makes logical sense. Wouldn't that be wonderful to combine the harsh chemicals of chemo with ozone together to help put an end to this terrible disease?

      I like Dr. S. Pressman's rules you have provided they make sense. Like all health items from fitness to pills to natural remedies we must fully understand and follow the instructions completely.

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      Ken Kline 5 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Rob Hanson,

      Great question - thank you for stopping by.

      Ozone cannot live in warmth. By the time it reaches your stomach, the effectiveness is essentially gone. Your mouth can have the bacteria killing effects for a short time. Some people love ozone water for brushing their teeth because it feels better than visiting a dentist.

      Machines that are home made have a problem with the ozone being stable because of the warmth. Adding the computer to the ozone machine, having the lights that tell us when it is working are critical elements - without the right temperature, the ozone water is simply water with no sanitizing benefits.

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      Rob Hanson 5 years ago

      Does Ozonated water affect or kill the bacteria that live in your gut?

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      R. Bugarin 5 years ago

      Dr. S. Pressman's newsletters teach the proper way to use ozonated water:

      1) ozone is best absorbed by freezing cold water.

      2) for therapeutic purposes a tall glassful should be ozonated for

      10-15 minutes in a stainless steel or glass container and drank

      immediately on an empty stomach. Stomach may be considered

      empty one hour after eating/drinking other liquids..

      3) Drinker should not eat/drink anything else for 30 minutes


      4) Drinking the water after a meal will neutralize nutrients in the

      meal and cancel benefits of ozonated water.

      5) Some ozone may be preserved if water is placed in the freezer

      or colder shelves of the fridge, best in a glass or stainless steel


      Ozonizer sellers do not give all of these instructions, which is why people say they are not 'cured'. A friend who was diagnosed with stage 2 cancer 6 years ago is cancer free today because someone lent her am ozonizer. 24 hours after chemo she would drink the water and go back to work. No doubt the water neutralized the poisonous chemo drugs

      which are CHLORINE-based and sure to kill.

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      Arvid Sorsdahl 5 years ago

      We have a new biofilter water treatment system for our little resort village--ozone---sand filters4---carbon filters2---ozone--chlorine.--now the problem--Seems the ozone is eating the coating off the inside of our storage tank--40,000 gallons. Any ideas?--Please reply to

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Mark Smith,

      I am sorry I some of your message is cut off. If you look at the interior of piping, only a point use system that that sanitizes can effectively handle corrosion and biofilm. The membrane technology is excellent, however, there is new technology that works with the carbon filters that may be a better and more economical and safer uses. This age old technology of ozone is not pollution as the chemical companies would like you to believe, it is natural method to fight bacteria - it will not cure - it will fight the bacteria and help your immune system as one of the respondents highlight.

      What the industry is not telling people is the piping for their water contains contaminants we cannot address without sanitizing at the point of use.

      For clarification, I don't have a major in food science I have a science degree in business. I do have a voice that the truth needs to be heard and discussed and I welcome further exploration - especially by the FDA.

      I invite closer review of this technology. The discussion is critically important to human lives.

      I thank you for posting your opinion and wish for you to return along with your friend Robert David. I also invite Mr. David to review the ammonia in beef article that I wrote:

      Yes, I make people mad - I tell the full truth. The FDA could do a better job with food labeling. The chemical companies could be friendlier to natural disinfectants. The water filtration companies could tell you about your piping - since they don't and I do.

      Please continue your post with fallacies fully disclosed so that I might take a closer look at any possible misunderstanding or statements made.

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      Mark Smith 7 years ago

      I find it interesting that a person with 20 years experience in the Food and Beverage Industry, with majors in Food Science and Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin posts the fallacies in this page gets edited out. Guess I will send my factual data to the BBB and have them investigate. My friend Robert David, Director in the FDA would find this page interesting also.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Jim Stiner,

      Excellent clarification - strengthening our immune system helps us in many ways - physical endurance and fighting disease. Thank you so much for adding to the disussion.

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      Mark Smith 7 years ago

      I have a number of issues with the information presented here and some of the comments. Ozone is a disinfectant and has a reduction potential of almost 100x that of chlorine. However stating that, "R.O. will not eliminate E. coli, salmonella and other bacteria, viruses and mold" is incorrect. RO membranes are

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      Jim Stiner 7 years ago

      Ozonated water does not cure cancer. It kills pathogens which then strengthen your immune system, thus helping your immune system fight cancer.

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      Kelly Engaldo 8 years ago


      You are exactly correct. The learning curve is really needed. I am hopeful that the internet will assist. For many years, the bottled water companies ruled, luckily now, people now understand what is regulated and what is not. Unfortunately, some of the dangers of water are not offensive smells.

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      Mary McKnight 8 years ago

      I agree with all of your conclusions. I am selling products that use ozonation and UV to kill bacteria. What I find is, most people do not know much about water in general, have no idea what they are trying to protect themselves against. Instead most buying is motivated by offensive smells, or other obvious conditions or they manhandled by sales people who are only trying to sell rather than address the specific needs of customers, leaving them as exposed as they were originally.


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