The Embalming Process
it allowed in the state of California to witness the embalming process without
the consent of the family of the deceased? What can happen if one is exposed
to formaldehyde? What all does the embalming process entail? How long does
I do not work in California so my answer must be prefaced with that. I would be VERY surprised if any funeral home woud let you witness an embalming. Based on "Public Health Laws" and "Rights of Privacy" the best answer would be NO!
Formaldehyde is a carcinogenic, it can cause cancer with repeated exposure.
Being in a room and smelling some formaldehyde on a rare occasion would
not be overly
Using a pump to inject formaldehyde into the body while removing the blood. The primary reason is to retard the decomposition process and protect public health.
There can be MANY extenuating circumstances but in general 30 minutes to 1 hour. -- Jon Roeder