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368,379 people killed, 306,096 injured and over $2,815,931,000 in economic damages

What's the harm in ozone therapy?

Ozone or oxygenation therapy is based on a non-scientific theory that oxygen content in tissue is key to disease. It uses ozone or hydrogen peroxide as an alleged treatment.  Read more about ozone therapy

Here are 13 people who were harmed by someone not thinking critically.

Leslie Bramston

Age: 44
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Died (untreated cancer)
November 2004

Seeking a cure for her cancer, she was sold vitamin and herbal treatments for thousands of dollars. Finally she was injected with cesium chloride as part of an ozone therapy, and she died. Read more

Brendon Johnson

Age: 36
Melbourne, NSW, Australia

April 2007

He travelled to Melbourne and paid AUS $23,000 for six weeks of treatment including ozone therapy. He died a mere three weeks later. The clinic had been investigated in 2005 but somehow remained open. Read more

Shannon O'Donnell & 6 other Australians

Stirling, South Australia, Australia

Died (untreated cancer)

A friend recommended the doctor for her pancreatic cancer. He treated her with "ozone therapy" and showed her nude photos of his other patients. She died 36 days after beginning treatment. Six other Australians have died from this bogus treatment. Read more

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Melissa Taylor

Age: 33
Chiang Mai, Thailand

June 22, 2006

This New Zealand woman travelled to Thailand for a cancer cure involving "ozone therapy." The treatment made her so sick she passed out and was hospitalized. The practitioner had served prison terms in the U.S. She later died. Read more & more

"Jane Roe"

Age: 29
South Australia

Paid $3,000 for useless therapy, Died

Ozone therapy, Quack cancer treatment Read more

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