1 The term "ashes" used in this context is discussed in Section 6
2 Compact and cancellous bone is also known as cortical (compact) and trabecular (cancellous) bone.
3 Deciduous teeth are commonly referred to as "milk teeth"
4 The infant concerned suffered from a medical condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy
5 Bass and Jantz looked only at individuals older aged older than 17 years
6 Funeral Directors who have offices in London and who also specialise in international repatriations. Mr Amato informed me that their infant coffins are generally made of MDF which is a dense material. If the coffin is made from chipboard it will be lighter (amount unspecified). If a casket it used then it will be twice the weight of a coffin even if it is made of the same material (Amato, pers comm.).
7 The calculator is lent in good faith by the FFMA and is also available through subscription via the FFMA web site.
8 This is standard practice at Hull Crematorium
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