Your Decaying Corpse Becomes A Factory Of Toxic Chemicals After You Die

Your Decaying Corpse Becomes A Factory Of Toxic Chemicals After You Die



Sure, at the hands of a skilled mortician, your dead body can look strikingly lifelike at your funeral. But it turns out, when your body stops working to remove toxins and fight off bacteria and vermin, it generates a lot of chemicals you might recognise from hazardous material labels. Freon, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, oh my! At the end, though, everything turns to dust, providing nutrients that plants can extract from the soil. Aww, it’s the circle of life! [Scientific American]