No, VirtuCLEAN is not harmful to you or the environment. VirtuCLEAN generates ozone to clean your equipment. Ozone is a natural molecule that destroys bacteria and harmful pathogens. It is very fast acting, about 3000 times faster than chlorine. Ozone is also used to clean and sanitize municipal water and is used in the food industry, hospitals, and hotels. Ozone is the method of choice for safe sanitizing.