Cremation - Cremation Cremations in the US - 2001 o o o o...

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Cremation Cremations in the US - 2001 o 1700 crematories o 650697 cremations o 26.93% of deaths were cremated o 36.03% of deaths projected for 2010 What are the reasons for disputed cremains? o Some commingling is inevitable; Locards principle of theory of transfer o Poor cremation practice/ lack of standards o Retort Design Identification of remains o Bone and tooth fragments o Cremation weights We have an AVERAGE cremate weight for men and women Presumptive o Cremation artifacts We expect to see other things that result from cremation o Elemental analysis We can look to scientifically determine what is in an urn 1500 – 2000 degrees Fahrenheit o 1.5-3 hours depending on weight Weight of cremains o Males – 6 lbs. o Females – 4 lbs. Use magnets to remove metal objects from cremains
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Tumble processors o Broke down cremains Rotary Blade Processors o Engineered to reduce cremains to less than 200 cubic inches with an average time of only 30 seconds
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