COLUMBUS, Ohio. (KMOV) -- Officials at the Ohio State Health Department are investigating a funeral home’s new, controversial option for disposing bodies.
Instead of cremations or burials, residents in Ohio can now choose to have their body liquefied upon death.
The controversial procedure is called alkaline hydrolysis.
Members on the Ohio State Board of Embalmers say this alternative is not acceptable because there are no regulations regarding the practice.
So far, 19 people in Ohio have had their body liquefied upon death.