Why does ozone kill odors, germs, and pollutants?

Ozone is a highly reactive oxidant. The third atom is loosely attached and easily separates from the ozone molecule to combine with other substances. After some time, ozone can break up to oxygen, thus it is called environment matter. Now ozone is becoming widely used in both air and water purification and is used to oxidize odors such as Cooking Odors, Pet Odors, Garbage Odors, Cigarette Smoke Odors, Mold and Mildew Odors in Basements, Fire Damage Odors, Water Damage Odors, etc. It reacts readily with any chemical compound, both organic and inorganic, that is present in a reduced state.Therefore, ozone acts highly 'corrosive' to any compound that can be oxidized.