Embalming is a dying trade

Most funeral directors accept that formaldehyde is an unavoidable occupational hazard of the job, but new research suggests they may be wise to give it a wide berth.

One of the primary chemicals used during the embalming process, formaldehyde is a known sensory irritant and potentially carcinogenic but now scientists say it may be one of the main environmental causes of motor neurone disease.

A study involving

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