Cloquet Planning Commission OKs bio-cremation option at funeral home

January 13, 2012 at 5:37 am in Pine Journal

Unlike traditional cremation by fire, bio-cremation disposes of a deceased person’s body using water and an alkali solution of potassium hydroxide, a form of lye. Essentially the opposite of fire, bio-cremation reduces the soft tissues of the body to a liquid form and leaves behind bone fragments, teeth and any metals or electronic parts, such as pacemakers and artificial joints. Continue Reading