How does fire Cremation pollute the environment?

According to the EPA, fire cremation releases harmful pollutants into the air including dioxins, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, formaldehyde, mercury and nickel. It is estimated the amount of non-renewable fossil fuels consumed in the US annually for human cremations is enough for over 40,000,000 (40 million) miles of driving in a car1. This number does not account for pet crematories; the average human crematory can cremate 8-10 people per day while the average pet crematory in Atlanta can cremate as many as 50-60 pets per day and operates around the clock.


Every 5th pet Heavenly Paws cares for saves, on average, enough fuel to drive across the country.