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Simulation of water cremation instead of burning body is truly terrifying

Simulation of water cremation instead of burning body is truly terrifying

Water cremation is an alternative to cremation or a traditional burial.

Water cremation is the new and trendy way to get buried.

Although the environmentally-friendly burial method is arguably greener for the planet, it's also truly terrifying at the same time. Take a look at a creepy simulation video below:

Now, as many of you will be aware, traditional cremation uses flames to quite simply burn your body to ashes.

However, water cremation uses - you guessed it - water to turn your corpse into an ash-like powder.

"Rather than using flames, water cremation uses water, and a small amount of an alkali like potassium hydroxide, heated to around 150℃," explains Morbid Knowledge.

"A combination of the heat, pressure and chemical break down body tissue, which dissolves harmlessly into the water.

"The skeletal remains are then put into a cremulator, which turns them into a fine, sand-like powder, similar to ash."

The process itself is already used in Canada, South Africa and parts of the US.

Water cremation is the new and trendy way to get buried.
TikTok/@greatmovie05

And one UK funeral provider - Co-op Funeralcare - has announced its intention to trial the process in a number of undisclosed locations later this year.

On 2 July, the funeral director announced it would be introducing the new form of burial later this year to certain pilot locations across the UK, with the possibility of expanding further in the future.

While 89 percent of UK adults who took part in a YouGov poll hadn't heard of the burial process - and only 29 percent saying they would choose it - it does have its benefits for the environment.

"It is believed that by using water in the process rather than flame, the environmental impact is reduced as the process releases no air emissions," Co-op explains.

Professor Douglas Davies from the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University, said: "The reduced carbon footprint that may come with Resomation compared with other forms of body disposal, means it will no doubt be of interest to many people as the practice is increasingly made available in the UK."

Water cremation is an alternative to cremation or a traditional burial.
TikTok/@greatmovie05

Co-op also notes the practice could be made available in Ireland this year.

Managing director of Co-op Funeralcare, Gill Stewart: "Up until now choice has been limited to burial or cremation.

"We've seen from the rapid uptake of newer funeral options such as direct cremation, that when choice in the funeral market is broadened, this is only a positive thing both for the bereaved and for those planning ahead for their own farewell."

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@greatmovie05

Topics: Health, News