Four Cremation Misconceptions
Cremations are growing in popularity, but there is still a lot of mystery surrounding the process. For those considering cremation for themselves or a loved one, it’s critical to understand what cremation is and separate facts from fiction. Here are four common myths and misconceptions about cremation.
Misconception One - Cremations Take a Long Time
Cremations happen quickly. The entire process, from start to finish, takes under three hours. The body is placed in the cremation chamber and heated until the body is reduced to ashes.
Misconception Two - Cremations Are Disrespectful
Some traditionalists and religions view burial as the ultimate sign of respect. However, cremations are also done with the utmost respect and dignity for the deceased. The body is treated with care and compassion throughout the entire process.
Misconception Three - You Cannot Hold a Memorial Service
Another misconception people have is the belief that you cannot have a memorial service if you choose cremation, which is not true. Many people who opt for cremation can have a memorial service before or after the cremation process.
Misconception Four - There is Only One Type of Cremation
Direct fire cremation is the most well-known type of cremation. However, water cremation, or alkaline hydrolysis, is another cremation process that uses water and chemicals instead of fire to break down the body.
While this liquid cremation is not as prominent, it is becoming more popular in areas where it is legal. Liquid cremation is more environmentally friendly than direct fire cremation.
Cremations are a popular choice for many people, but there are still some misconceptions about the process. It’s helpful to do your research and understand what cremation is and how it works before deciding.
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