The decomposition process and its duration are influenced by both the temperature of the environment and the soil in which the body is buried, and the material of the coffin.
The human body begins to decompose immediately after death. This is because cells die and bacteria multiply. About how long it takes for the human body to fully decompose, writes Live Science.
“Oxygenated blood stops flowing and this leads to the gradual death of body cells. At the same time, bacteria begin to multiply rapidly in the abdominal cavity of the dead person, because of this, the gas is released, swelling of the stomach and an unpleasant smell occur. If the body is in a very hot indoor environment, the decomposition process is accelerated, so the corpses are placed in special refrigerators in the morgue , where they are stored until the moment of burial, “said the scientists.
It is noted that the decomposition process and its duration are influenced by both the temperature of the environment and the soil in which the body is buried, and the material of the coffin.
“If the body is buried in an ordinary coffin, then the transformation of the corpse into a skeleton begins within a year after burial. So that the body is completely decomposed, that is, all the soft tissues will disappear, about 10 years should pass. ,” said the scientists.
Also, if the soil has high acidity, then the coffin will collapse faster, which means that microbes and insects will speed up the decomposition process.
In addition, the rate of decomposition, which can be slowed, is affected by chemotherapy and antibiotics taken by the deceased before death.
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