Introduction / objectives
An integrative review of the literature with the objective of searching for evidences to subsidize incorporation of the ozone as sterilizing agent of products for health.
Using the key words ozone and sterilization, the search was conducted in MEDLINE, SCOPUS, COCHRANE, COMPENDEX, INSPEC bases and ENGINEERING RESEARCH DATABASE.
Between 1990 and 2008, five publications that tested the ozone as sterilizing were obtained. All the researchers used the same investigation type (laboratory experiment) and they achieved sterilization by ozone, although with varied scope and tested products, besides diversity of methodological procedures.
Considering the incessant technology changes of products, the wide diversity of designs and raw material, the discoveries denote the ozone a promising method, but still in initial phase of investigation. More experimental studies are necessary, in way to subsidize wider evidences about their possibilities and limitations.
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