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Q: When was embalming first used?
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What is a chemical used in embalming?

hi, embalming chemicals have a variety of preservatives, disinfectants and additives which are used to delay decomposition. an embalming chemical is a combination of formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, ehtanol, wetting and solving agents.

When was embalming used?

1997 b.c

When did embalming first start?

6000b.c. to 600ad

What is formaldehyde normally used for?

Embalming the dead.

What chemical was used in embalming mummies?


What was used to preserve the body?

The main ingredient in embalming fluid, used for body preservation, is formaldehyde. Methanol and several other solvents are ingredients in embalming fluid.

Do they practice embalming in Japan?

As one of the first teachers of embalming in Japan I say "Yes, they do now". It has only been recently that embalming started in Japan, around 2000. It is still rare there though.

What was used to embalm the organs of the mumies?

embalming fluid

What are the reasons behind the embalming process?

The embalming process is used to temporarily preserve the body and stop decomposition before public viewing at funerals. The three goals of embalming are sanitation, presentation, and preservation.

How long will a body keep without embalming?

embalming fluid is used to preserve the body for the funeral and after a weeks after burial the body will decompose.

For what did ancient Egyptians use Thyme for?

The Ancient Egyptians used Thyme for embalming. Embalming is used to preserve dead bodies. Thyme is also used as incense and put onto coffins at funerals.

What effect would Exsanguination cause during embalming a deceased person?

Nothing unexpected. Exsanguination means "blood flowing out". That is the normal process of embalming, where the blood flows out as it is replaced by the formalin solution used in embalming.