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Cloquet Planning Commission OKs bio-cremation option at funeral home

January 13, 2012 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

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