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Many countries across the world have no regulations whatsoever on crematory emissions. Even those that require emission licences do not require testing for the specific toxins emitted during cremation.
Heavy metals like Cadmium, Lead, Nickel, as well as known carcinogens Dioxins, Furans, and Hydrogen Chloride are released as well as the most toxic of these Mercury, an extremely hazardous neurotoxin.
In 2008 it was calculated that the average crematorium in the US emit more Mercury in two days than the authorities recommend anyone should be exposed to in a year and since then the number of cremations have risen dramatically.
A 2013 survey indicated nearly half of England’s cemeteries could run out of space within the next 20 years.
In 2015 The London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Hackney ceased providing burial services. Since then 6 out of the 32 London boroughs have run out of burial space.
Cryomation can help mitigate these global issues but to become rapidly adopted across the planet it will need help and financial investment.