How Is Cremation Performed
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More and more people are opting for cremation for different reasons. Some people are not comfortable with their loved ones being buried in the ground, while others are not in a position to bear the cost of burials. Compared to traditional burials, cremations are quite cheap and families that do not have too much money to spare. Also, cremation is more environmentally friendly as trees do not have to be felled to make expensive caskets and coffins. An ordinary cardboard box can be used to cremate the deceased. However, many people do not opt for this process of interring as they do not know how cremation is performed.
The crematorium has to follow rules and regulations laid down by the government. This means just a single body can be cremated at one time. It is illegal for a crematorium to cremate more than 1 body simultaneously.
Cremation takes place in a specially designed furnace known as an incinerator. The temperature within the furnace has to be maintained between 1,600 deg F to 2,000 deg F during the cremation process. The duration of the cremation depends on the kind of furnace used, the container in which the body is housed, and the weight and size of the deceased. Generally, cremation is a 2 to 3 hour long process.
The family can see the entire cremation process, but many opt out of it because they cannot see their loved ones being burned. Once the cremation process is over, the remains are gathered and handed over to the family. Usually, just large bones remain after the cremation and these are ground into a finely textured powder before being handed over to the family members. The remains can be kept in urns, which can be housed in a mausoleum or even be kept at home. Some people scatter the ashes in the favorite place of the deceased.
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