Rigid-base body bags to make disaster recovery more effective

November 14th, 2007 - 2:39 am ICT by admin  
Forensic researchers Arpad Vass and Cyril Thompson from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee say bags with rigid base would make bodies easier to carry, while the tray would make it easier to recover bodies during floods.

A valve on the tray would allow nitrogen to be pumped in, slowing decomposition so that bodies could be stored at room temperature.

The duo says the bags could also be used to introduce a decontaminating agent if bodies have been exposed to a chemical attack.

Another option would be to carry out autopsies on contaminated bodies through gloves sealed into the plastic cover, the New Scientist magazine said in a report. (ANI)

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