Cremation Pollution Facts


Fire-based cremation pollution facts:

Each cremation uses the equivalent of 16 gallons of gasoline in each cremation;

Thirty-two per cent of Americans cremated annually;

One per cent increase in cremations annually;

16% Mercury Emissions in the UK as a result of cremation gases.

1,000 to 7,000 pounds of Mercury are released in the U.S. annually from cremations;

42% of cremated bodies contain plastic or metal, contributing to further dioxin release;

We could travel to the moon and back 83 times on the energy it would take to process one year’s worth of cremations.

Why Are Traditional Incineration Cremations So Toxic For the Environment?


– Dioxin; Hydrochloric Acid; Hydrofluoric Acid; Sulfur Dioxide; Carbon Dioxide; Nitrogen Oxides; Carbon Monoxide; Particulate Matter; Mercury; Hydrogen Fluoride; Hydrogen Chloride; additional heavy metals.