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IzoneO3 - Ozone Disinfection Sysems from iZoneO3 or through authorised dealers are designed to address a variety of specific needs, including the following:

  • Infection Control at Low or Ambient Temperatures
  • Reduced need for detergents and laundry chemicals
  • Preventing cross-contamination between wash cycles

iZoneO3 eradicates 99.9% of viruses such as MRSA, C.diff, E.Coli, Norovirus, Parvovirus and other harmful viral, bacterial or biological infections/infestations.

Designed to disinfect and deodourize at temperatures below 30°C an iZoneO3 system will dramatically reduce energy, water and detergent useage as well as minimise the carbon footprint.

When hygiene is a priority and cost control is important, iZoneO3 is a necessity - especially as bugs, viruses and bacteria continue to evolve and manifest themselves in new guises.  Breaking news often reveals a new threat.

iZoneO3 - Ozone Disinfection Systems can play a part in a safer world.

Hospital and Care Homes - UK, Norovirus Strikes

Feb 2015 - Norovirus strikes.  Although the source has not yet been identified, part of any practical defence would include better personal hygiene and improving the laundry processes for cleaning materials and protective clothing can play an effective part.

iZoneO3 - Ozone Disinfection Systems provide laundry infection control at low or ambient temperatures to obviate the potential for Norovirus spreading...

Ebola Virus - West Africa, WHO Crisis

Oct 2014 - West Africa, Sees more than 4,000 fatalities as a direct consequence of the Ebola Virus, for which there is no current vaccine or cure.  Key to inhibit the spread of the virus is to avoid contact with infected casualities and ensure that there are contamination-free areas. Some reports indicate that the consumption of contaminated 'bush meat' may be a source of infection.  First cases are now being seen in Europe and America, with airport screening about to be introduced in 'some' UK airports.

iZoneO3 room disinfection and water purification systems may play a part in restricting the spread of Ebola until a vaccine and/or cure is developed.  Ozone disinfection of 'bush meat' may also limit the incidence of viral transmission.

Commonwealth Games - Glasgow, Norovirus Strikes

Jul 2014 - Glasgow - Commonwealth games in jeopardy as Norovirus strikes.  Although the source has not yet been identified, part of any practical defence would include better personal hygiene and improving the laundry processes for cleaning materials and protective clothing can play an effective part.

iZoneO3 - Ozone Disinfection Systems provide laundry infection control at low or ambient temperatures to obviate the potential for Norovirus spreading...

C-MRSA - Community focussed MRSA in the USA

Research from the USA is pointing at a higher incidence of Community-based MRSA, which is no longer restricted to a perceived group of at-risk people with more focus on social situations.  New at-risk groups include (but may not be restricted to) the following; Athletes/Sportspeople, Housing Association residents, Insitutions, Forces shared accommodation.  Some of this has been attributed to poor infection control within the laundry processes, where laundry items are processed at too low a temperature and equipment is not disinfected between wash cycles.  History suggests that what happens in the USA will tend to spread to the UK (and ROW).  

iZoneO3 - Ozone Disinfection Systems provide laundry infection control at low or ambient temperatures as well as ensuring that washing machines are disinfected between each wash cycle...

Bed Sores - UK Government Targets to Reduce Incidence

March 2014 - News breaking on the BBC, paraphrased the target reduction in the incidence of bed sores in hospital and residential, nursing and care homes.  One of the contributing factors in bed sores is understood to be associated with high alkaline residue, in bed linens and towels, as a consequence of detergent and laundry chemicals (for example: soaps and bleaches). 

iZoneO3 - Ozone Disinfection Systems reduce the need for detergents and chemicals in the on-premises laundry operation... 

Tuberculosis - Transferred from Domestic Pets to Humans

April 2014 - News breaking and reported in mass media that the first cases of Tuberculosis have been transferred from domestic Cats to Human owners.  This may have been as a consequence of handling the animal and/or handling and processing pet laundry at temperatures too low to eradicate infection. 

iZoneO3 - Ozone Disinfection Systems provide laundry infection control at low or ambient temperatures...

Mortality associated with C-Diff on the decline -  Hygiene improves

  • In 2012 there were 1,646 deaths involving Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection in England and Wales, 407 fewer than in 2011 (2,053 deaths).
  • Mortality rates for deaths involving C. difficile fell for the fifth consecutive year and decreased significantly from 19.6 to 15.3 deaths per million population between 2011 and 2012.
  • The number of deaths involving C. difficile increases with age. During 2010–12 the mortality rate for people aged over 85 years was 818 and 810 per million for males and females respectively in England and Wales.
  • Deaths involving C. difficile accounted for 0.8 % of all hospital deaths in England and Wales during 2010–12 compared with 2.0 % during 2007–09.

Summary from ONS.

Scabies - Socially prevalent

Scabies is a parasitic infection of the skin. It occurs throughout the world, but is particularly problematic in areas of poor sanitation, overcrowding, and social disruption, and is endemic in many resource-poor countries. The global prevalence of scabies is estimated at 300 million cases, but the level of infection varies between countries and communities.

Scabies is found among people of all groups and ages around the world.

  • Scabies spread by skin-to-skin contact with another person who has scabies.
  • It can also be spread by sharing clothes or bedding. Sometimes whole families are affected.

Outbreaks of scabies are more common in nursing homes, nursing facilities, college dormitories, and child care centres.

Treatment includes:  washing underwear, towels, and sleepwear in hot water.

iZoneO3 - Ozone Disinfection Systems provide laundry infection control at low or ambient temperatures...

Antibiotic Resistant Infections

May 2014 - Reported widely in UK Press that the incidence of antibiotic-resistant strains of infection are on the increase.  Part of the practical defence would include better personal hygiene and improving the laundry processes can play an effective part.

iZoneO3 - Ozone Disinfection Systems provide laundry infection control at low or ambient temperatures...

iZoneO3 - Authorised Dealers

May 2014 - iZoneO3 Ozone Disinfection Systems are supplied and supported through a distributed dealer network, with geographically-based selected dealers throughout the UK and ROI and managed centrally to ensure consistency and integrity of supply and service...