To Embalm or Not To Embalm? That Is Not The Question

The Question is: What Does Embalming Do To A Body?
And more specifically: What Does Embalming Do To A Loved One?

Embalming is a Temporary Preservative, like Nitrates in your Sausage.
It will last for the Viewing of a Body but not much longer.
It is done only to Showcase the Face & Hands.

Embalming puts Horrible Things inside the Body:

  • Phenol-soaked cotton pushed into anus & vagina
  • Gallons of Formalin (a cocktail of formaldehyde, methanol, phenol & pink dye)
  • Superglue
  • Duct Tape
  • Caulk Putty

A Trocar (2 foot long metal arrow) connected to a Shop-Vac driven into the abdomen and vacuumed out.

Formaldehyde, the Main Ingredient in Formalin, is a Cancer-Causing Carcinogen per OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration). It is classified a “Hazardous Waste” by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).

Learn the Full 15 Embalming Steps.

And most importantly, know that: Embalming Is Not Required By Any Law. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

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Mark Noonan, Founder – Farewell Project
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2 Comments. Leave new

  • Melissa Walters
    February 27, 2022 10:25 pm

    Now I know when I worked at a funeral home why I was never permitted in the embalming room.

  • GildPage Sara
    March 12, 2022 3:33 am

    Omg the things they do to a body! If in a car accident will they do it after the person dies with or less without permission


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