Is Aquamation ash safe to handle?

Aquamation is a gentle process that uses water instead of fire to return a body back to mother nature.

The scientific name for this process is Alkaline Hydrolysis. It’s the same process that occurs as part of nature’s course when a body is laid to rest in the soil.

A combination of gentle water flow, temperature, and alkalinity are used to accelerate the breakdown of organic materials. With Aquamation, there are no direct emissions of harmful greenhouse gases or mercury to the atmosphere.  This process does not burn any fossil fuels.  It is very energy efficient – greater than 90% energy savings compared to flame cremation, with 1/10th of the carbon footprint.  

The modern technology has been in use by universities and the scientific industries for over 25 years!  It has been used for the final disposition of human bodies donated to medical science since 1995.  The first pet facility was opened in 2007, and the first funeral home to use the technology was in 2011.

Aquamation for Pets is approved everywhere in the United States and Canada.  Aquamation for Humans is approved in 21 states 4 provinces, as well as other parts of the world. 

In California, Aquamation for both Pets and Humans is legal.

If you are interested in  advocating for Aquamation in your area of if you would like to become more involved please fill out the below form.

– Mitch