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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1911
THE ALLEGED HYGIENIC VALUE OF OZONE
We have already on several occasions discussed the use of ozone for the purification of drinking-water and have pointed out some of the reasons why under present conditions this is of limited application. There is no doubt that ozone is an effective sterilizing agent when added to water containing little organic matter, or that its use appeals to the popular prejudice in favor of a substance that leaves behind it no foreign chemical residue in the water treated. At present, however, the controlling factor in the installation of an ozonizing plant is its relative cost compared with other equally effective methods of water purification.Attempts are now being made to extend the hygienic—and the
THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. JAMA. 1911;LVII(17):1370–1372. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100196014
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