Cremains Continues 11.18

Cremains Continues 11.18 - Cremains Continues Primary...

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Cremains Continues - Primary elements in bone and present in human cremains are calcium and phosphorous - Mg, Na, Zi, Fe also show up - Si is present in sand - Reasons for disputed remains o Some comminglingis expected o Standards o Design of retort - Fire related deaths o Fire requires oxygen to support combustion o 21 percent oxygen in the air o Percent of gas in air corresponds with ability or inability of gas to ignite You need at least 16 % oxygen for ignition - Four main components required for fire o Fuel o Heat o Oxygen o Uninhibited chemical chain reaction - Oxidation of oxygen produces carbon monoxide - People rarely burn to death, its usually carbon monoxide that kills them - Pathologists can make a determination based on CO levels in blood and soot in the airways - Anthropologists involved in the evaluation of ante/peri/ post mortem injuries - Alligatoring and char depth can determine origin of the fire or traveling of the fire o More severe where the fire burned the longest and hottest
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