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Mushroom-Infused Burial Suit Transforms Dead Bodies Into Clean Compost

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Over the course of life, a human body imbibes various poisonous chemicals like pesticides, heavy metals, and other environmental toxins. These toxins continue to be a part of the human body, even after death.

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The cremation techniques in use further add to the problem. The sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides, and carbon monoxide expelled during the incineration add to the environmental pollution. The embalming fluids are even worse.

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An MIT graduate, Jae Rhim Lee spent nearly a decade to come up with the design of the Infinity Burial Suit. The Infinity Burial Suit is a mushroom-infused dress that quickens the decomposition of the dead body and neutralises the toxins present in the corpse, thus turning it into clean compost.

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The burial dress is made of 100 percent organic cotton. Lee explained her concept on the website:

“We are using two different types of mushrooms ­ edible and mycorrhizal. Edible mushrooms are scientifically proven decomposers. These mushrooms break down material by emitting enzymes. The mycorrhizal mushrooms deliver nutrients to plant roots.”

 

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The process of infusing the suits with mushroom seeds is called mycoremediation. This technique is employed to neutralise the contaminants or to render them inert.

“These various processes only provide positive benefits that save energy and resources, improve the soil, and enrich plant life.”

 

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Jae Rhim Lee is also the founder of a company named Coeio. She said that they have already started receiving orders for the Infinity Burial Suit.

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The suit is priced at $1,500 and is available in three sizes. You can select from the choice of black or natural coloured Burial Infinity Dress.

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Lee also plans to offer the Infinity Burial Suit for pets, claiming it to be a “dignified and ecological way to say goodbye to your beloved pet.”

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