Could ozone be an effective disinfection measure against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)?

J Prev Med Hyg. 2020 Oct 6;61(3):E301-E303. doi: 10.15167/2421-4248/jpmh2020.61.3.1596. eCollection 2020 Sep.


The new SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 emergency has imposed new disinfection and sanitation measures of work environments also to beauty and health professional workers and in this context ozone shows growing interest. Ozone has proven to be highly effective in killing bacteria, fungi, and molds and inactivating viruses both on the surfaces and suspended in the air. Ozone is proven to be effective also for the inactivation of the SARS virus, while for the novel SARS-CoV-2 it is supposed that it be equally effective but specific studies are needed.

Keywords: Coronavirus; Disinfection; Ozone; UV-light; Work environment.

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus*
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Disinfection / methods*
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / methods*
  • Ozone / chemistry*
  • Pandemics / prevention & control*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / prevention & control*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Ultraviolet Rays


  • Ozone