Water treated with ozone eradicates prions

A University of Alberta research team has discovered that technology commonly used to decontaminate food industry equipment can also rid meat processing plants of lethal microbial material responsible for the human version of the ailment Mad Cow disease.

U of A microbiology professors Mike Belosevic and Norm Neumann and engineering professor Mohamed Gamal El-Din demonstrated that infectious proteins found in the brain matter of cattle can be eradicated from water treated with ozone.

The discovery could have applications in decontaminating wastewater in settings such as slaughterhouse effluents where infected neural material known as prions may be present.

Cases of human transmission of infectious prions through surgical equipment have also been documented. The ozone decontamination procedure can potentially be used to sterilize instruments used for neurosurgery, and prevent the transfer of infectious prions during surgical procedures.

Prions have been identified as source of Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting disease in animals. The human variants or these conditions are Creutzfeld-Jakob disease and Alzheimer's disease. Prions are found in the brain and spinal cord tissue of infected animals and are a grave health risk in human and animal settings.

Prions are able to destroy and can still be infectious after being incinerated at heats of 850°C. In the wild, soil contaminated by a carcass of a deer that died of Chronic Wasting Disease can remain a source of infection for many years.

The U of A research team's technique of using water treated with ozone to destroy prions is an improvement on current prion decontamination methods.


  1. James James United States says:

    Ozone can be used in the female organs, after passing through a hydrolizer, which is basically a reverse water pipe. This is very efficient in killing all the bad and deadly anaerobic bacteria and viruses. Some people say it will either kill or slow down the growth of cancers.

    The “female odors” which are caused by these same bacterias and viruses will vanish.

    After such action, a woman needs to douche and add back the proper flora, which is good healthy aerobic bacteria.

  2. Mr Rogers Mr Rogers United States says:

    The article says "can be  eradicated from water treated with ozone"  not in the brains of infected animals..  Can't  you read  your  own articles.  Terrible example of an Editor misrepresenting the message to create sensational copy.

    I give you a fail and remove  credibility points.

  3. alex alex Canada says:

    .......We would never! ever! have these problems if cows are allowed to eat grass...ya know ...what they were designed to eat!...Feeding them a carnivorous diet of herbivore spinal fluids  aka "Mad Cow" is still going on ...The definition of insanity is-"doing the same thing over & over again , expecting a different result"...Who's MAD...the cows or the "suits" that make these decisions...boggles the mind!!!!

  4. Patrick Jordan Patrick Jordan United States says:

    Whitecoats are mainstream Western Medical doctors.
    Greycoats are alternative medicine practitioners.

    Everyone is saying to take antioxidants, yet this article shows that an otherwise incurable disease (created in the lab - they synthesize amyloids for industrial use) can ONLY be treated with oxygen radicals.

    Seems this movie is lacking a Continuity supervisor.

    Ozone also obliterates anaerobic microbes.

  5. Zellie Zellie United States says:

    So, it's official...mad cow disease in humans is also known as Alzheimers???  Why isn't this broadcasted loud and clear for everyone to hear?  Isn't Alzheimer's disease up 100% in our time?  Aren't the nursing homes filled with people with this disease?  How can our meat supply be safe?  Who else is infected now which will show up when they hit their 60's/70's and beyond???

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