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Title: What evidence is there for using ozone as a medical treatment?
Post by: hamongnguyet on 12/01/2019 15:53:20
Garth says:

I am aware of a variety of ozone therapies being offered for things, ranging from cleaning fruit and vegetables to reducing melanomas and treating prostate cancer. Ozone being introduced via IV or some form of liquid.

I do know it is a powerful oxidiser, but beyond that I cannot find the science in the equation. To my knowledge these treatments are not legal in the US but seem to be offered in many clinics around the world.

Is ozone treatment advised for anything?

Can you help?
Title: Re: What evidence is there for using ozone as a medical treatment?
Post by: chris on 12/01/2019 21:29:03
A lot of this is snake oil and not evidence based at all. There are genuine uses for ozone, including sterilisation and cleansing of water and other products, but this reactive gas is also toxic and likely to do you more harm than good.
Title: Re: What evidence is there for using ozone as a medical treatment?
Post by: RD on 12/01/2019 21:45:50
 hamongnguyet (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=48182)'s question is a verbatim copy of this one ... https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=74552.0