Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Cremation & Embalming


Embalming as defined by The Encyclopedia Britannica

History of embalming, a brief overview from the Barton Family Funeral Service, Seattle, WA

How Embalming Changed Death by Nikki Tundel, Minnesota Public Radio, May 21, 2007.

How to Embalm (with pictures) from WikiHow

ICCFA Consumer Resource Guide answers common FAQs about cremation

Internet Cremation Society provides access to the largest collection of on-line cremation resources available and is the only cremation Web portal.

Model Guidelines: The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) Government and Legal Affairs Committee has developed a set of 28 model guidelines for state laws and regulations, which have been approved by the Board of Directors. The guidelines combine a sensitivity to consumer protection issues with the need for all industry members, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, cemeteries, funeral homes, retail monument dealers or crematories, to conduct their operations according to sound business principles. Below are listed the links for all 28 model guidelines, plus an economic review of minimum funding requirements titled, “A Study of Preneed Funding Requirements.”

The Modern Embalmer is an interactive open forum website hosted by James H. Bedino, Champion’s Embalmer/Chemist, with discussion and commentary concerning modern embalming topics, techniques and problems facing modern embalmers.

Recommended Procedures for Handling Dead Human Bodies for Cremation by Mortuaries, Cemetaries and Crematories originally developed by the Cremation Association of North America; modified and endorsed in 1985 by the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association