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What is Ozone?

  Ozone, written chemically as O3, was first discovered by the Dutch physicist Martin van Marum. His research was furthered by the Swiss-German chemist, Christian Friedrich Schönbein, who gave the compound the name “ozone”. In the roughly 250 years since its discovery, ozone has become a topic of intense research. O3 plays an important role in our environment and atmosphere, acts as an important industrial reagent, and has a variety of medicinal uses. Today, let’s take a moment to better understand this important chemical: what is ozone? Chemistry of Ozone Ozone is a molecule composed of three oxygen atoms connected together in a line. The vast majority of ozone, roughly 90%, is located in our stratosphere, approximately 10-50 km above...

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Are Ozone CPAP Cleaners Safe?

For most people with sleep apnea, using a CPAP machine has become a necessity. The cleanliness of these CPAP machines is important, a dirty CPAP can cause you to develop respiratory complications and infection. For CPAP machines, there are several different at home cleaners on the marketplace. One category that has been making waves are the ozone CPAP cleaners. Hailed as a no-detergent cleaner, these have quickly been adopted by various CPAP machine owners. However, as with anything it is a good idea to do your research, particularly when it comes to safety. What are Ozone CPAP Cleaners?   If you haven’t heard of them before, ozone CPAP cleaners makes use of ozone as a cleaning agent. When many people...

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What Are Ventilators and Why Are They Crucial for COVID-19?

With close to 1.3 million COVID-19 cases worldwide and hospitals getting overloaded, why are ventilators so essential? Recently, various news outlets have reported ventilator shortages across the United States. New York, the hardest hit state so far in this pandemic, announced in early April that they would receive a much-needed donation of 1,000 ventilators from Chinese donors. You may know that ventilators are needed for critical COVID-19 patients, but what are they exactly and how do they wo

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The Importance of CPAP Cleanliness While Traveling

  Travel is a huge topic in both the media and our minds right now. We are all in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and are being presented with more information every day regarding our safety.  Countries, borders, and states are being shut down. The media is overloading us all with rules and restrictions, tips and tools. We are being given daily briefings that not only include the latest updates, but a multitude of warnings and advice. While everyone is processing all this information in their own way and taking what steps they believe best for themselves and their loved ones, there are some things that prove to be true for everyone. Health and precautionary measures are not to...

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