As great as ozone can be for various treatments, we should never breathe ozone in. Our lungs are made to breathe O2, not O3. Breathing a concentrated amount of ozone can result in extreme discomfort and pain. The good news is that this is rarely permanent and in most cases the worst reaction can be quickly relieved by drinking large amounts of Vitamin C. (How dangerous is ozone in air pollution? Please read about the surprising finding.)

When using home ozone equipment, it’s of utmost importance to protect oneself and others from breathing ozone and to minimize lung exposure as much as possible.


The most important precautions are:

1. Never breathe ozone straight from the ozone output hose. Most ozone accidents could be prevented by heeding this warning. Most people get a whiff of too much ozone because they want to check whether there is any ozone coming out of their generator. They keep the ozone hose close to their nose and breathe it in. This is dangerous and should never be done. The safer way to do it, is to keep the output hose a safe 1 to 2 feet away from you and use the other hand to gently fan some of the ozone towards your nose. Do not take deep breaths when you do this.

2. Whenever you can – open windows. Do you have a patio or balcony? Even better! Put your ozone equipment outside. Silicone tubing is very affordable: get some extra long tubing and put the jug of water to ozonate on your balcony.

open windows when using ozone at home

3. Use a fan. Whenever you use ozone equipment, put a fan right in front of you so that the ozone will be blown away from your nose and mouth.

4. If possible, use a destructor

ozone destructor Promolife

5. This is my favorite and I found the most effective and the most comfortable solution: a mask which filters out ozone. Make sure the filter cartridges have the numbers #2097 or #2128.

3M mask 7500 series, fitler number #2097 removes ozone

6. Are you ozonating water or oil but are not using a destructor? Leave the room!

7. Always keep Vitamin C at home. If too much ozone accidentally got into your lungs, dissolve Vitamin C powder in water and drink it quickly. Keep drinking until you start feeling better. Liposomal Vitamin C or a cup or two of freshly squeezed lemon, lime, or orange juice will also do the trick.

8. When doing ozone saunas – use plenty of towels around your neck to prevent ozone from escaping.

9. Do not direct the ozone stream towards your eyes! According to Dr. Kondrot and Russian doctors low concentrations (maximum 5 ug/ml) of ozone applied externally can be beneficial to the eyes. Higher concentrations should be avoided.


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PaolaI’m Paola the Crazy Old Ozone Lady behind The Power of Ozone. I’m a licensed naturopathic practitioner, natural health consultant, ozone therapy enthusiast, researcher, and ozone therapy analyst. I hold certificates in ozone therapy, hyperbaric ozone applications, Oxyvenierung, and the Andrew Cutler chelation. I own several ozone generators including a German hyperbaric 10 Pass machine. I have been using ozone for over 13 years, I’ve chelated with the ACC program for close to 5 years and I’ve been carnivore for nearly 1.5 years. This website serves as a resource for those who are interested in ozone therapy and other approaches to successfully manage chronic conditions.


  1. Tião Ramos

    Sou usuário seu trabalho fantástico.

  2. Becky

    Hi – I’m researching the best way to use a portable steam sauna for my 87 yr old mom with an external fungatung breast tumor.

    My questions are

    1.are we always supposed to use steam – or can I use only ozone?

    2. I have the promolife ozone generator. Is there somewhere on your site that shows how to set up the destructor with a sauna?

    3. If we use steam – should we use distilled water?

    4. I have only used the generator with the bubbler at the same time – if using steam -I can skip the bubbler right?

    Sorry so many questions!

    • paola d

      Hi Becky,

      1. I am not sure, I understand your question: if you want to do the ozone sauna, then yes, you always need to use steam. Otherwise it won’t be a sauna. But you can also get the transdermal benefit of ozone through cupping – this does not require steam. But the skin needs to be moistened the whole time by regularly spraying warm water on the skin.

      2. There is no way to use the destructor for the sauna. It cannot be used during an ozone sauna.

      3. Yes. It will cause less or no stone formation in the steamer pot.

      4. Yes.


  3. magdi habachi

    >>> or breath humidified oxygen tube … may be
    thank you

  4. Michael Mathieu

    Hi there,

    I have quadriplegia from the spinal cord injury. So it is necessary for me to get help from my caregivers to use my O-Zone generator. I just got it last week. One of my caregivers is recovering from lime disease and is incredibly sensitive too many substances and she is concerned about breathing in the O-Zone. My main interest is doing rectal insufflations. Have you heard of any very sensitive people reacting to leakage from putting O-Zone into A bag? What I am trying to say here is that the generator doesn’t have to be run for very long to put AutoZone into the bag.

    The mask is very inexpensive so I am guessing that could be a good addition.

    We use the generator in my bathroom and the fan in the ceiling is constantly running. So I was thinking if I also have a fan blowing on equipment and she is wearing the mask and the ceiling fan is always running at the risk of breathing any O-Zone and should be very very minimal.

    What do you think?


    • paola d

      Hi Michael,

      the best way to avoid any escape of ozone when doing RI is by using a syringe filling station and a syringe. The way I show it in this video: . This plus the use of a mask like this one is the best solution. And yes, I have heard of some people being *extremely* sensitive to even the smallest amounts of ozone.


Paola Dziwetzki, NP

I’m Paola, aka the Crazy Old Ozone Lady. I help people use ozone therapy in the most effective way. I have used ozone and diet to successfully treat psoriasis, joint pain, chronic fatigue, a low immune system, herpes infections, and a few other conditions.
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