The ozone paradox: Ozone is a strong oxidant as well as a medical drug

@article{Bocci2009TheOP,
  title={The ozone paradox: Ozone is a strong oxidant as well as a medical drug},
  author={Velio Alvaro Bocci and Emma Borrelli and Valter Travagli and Iacopo Zanardi},
  journal={Medicinal Research Reviews},
  year={2009},
  volume={29}
}
After five decades characterized by empiricism and several pitfalls, some of the basic mechanisms of action of ozone in pulmonary toxicology and in medicine have been clarified. The present knowledge allows to understand the prolonged inhalation of ozone can be very deleterious first for the lungs and successively for the whole organism. On the other hand, a small ozone dose well calibrated against the potent antioxidant capacity of blood can trigger several useful biochemical mechanisms and… 
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