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Re: Cremation or burial? -Reply

While I hate to add to this much too long chain, I have to post a
correction to the misconception that "there is not much mercury in
dental fillings any more".  That's simply not true.  Depending on the
data source, I have seen estimates that 40 to 70% of fillings placed are
amalgam fillings.  The basic mercury content of such fillings has not
changed significantly.  Here in the San Francisco Bay area, we recently
discovered that emissions of mercury from crematoria may be one of the
most significant sources of current mercury release to San Francisco Bay
(for which there is a health alert for consumption of certain fish due
to elevated mercury levels).  There is a way to prevent these mercury
emissions, but no one wants to talk about it.
Kelly Moran
TDC Environmental

Ralph Cooper wrote:

> There is not much mercury in dental fillings
> anymore and the cremation process should fully
> incinerate any formaldehyde, which is an
> oxygenated fuel!  Population control, via birth
> control and plain old abstinence, is a needed
> solution for much of the human generated
> pollution -- population causes pollution -- note
> that all high density population areas have
> pollution problems including air pollution --
> people off gas continually, and frequently
> discharge liquid pollutants and solid waste!
> Ralph
> Ralph E. Cooper, Ph.D., J.D.
> 14139 Woodstream
> San Antonio, TX 78231
> 210-479-5490
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lin K. Hill <l_hill@des.state.nh.us>
> To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
> <p2tech@great-lakes.net>; K968048@kingston.ac.uk
> <K968048@kingston.ac.uk>
> Date: Friday, October 15, 1999 8:16 AM
> Subject: Cremation or burial? -Reply
> >Isn't birth control the real P2 answer to this
> problem....?
> >
> >An interesting aside- I have been told that in
> many places in Germany
> >there is limited space for burial plots, so you
> can bury someone in a
> >graveyard, but you only "rent" the space for 25
> years. Then they figure
> >you have returned your carbon to the earth, and
> they plop someone
> >down on top of you. Interesting reuse of the land
> at any rate.
> >
> >Burial also eliminates the volatization of the
> mercury in dental fillings into
> >the air... not to mention the formaldehyde for
> preservation. But then they
> >don't get to sprinkle your ashes anywhere
> interesting either.....
> >lkh
> >