According to a local media report on the 19th, the air quality regulator has lifted the limit on the number of cremation of remains in Los Angeles County, citing that the death rate of COVID-19 has doubled and the backlog of remains is really difficult to handle.
Explaining its decision, the South Coast Air Quality Management District said that as of January 15, more than 2,700 bodies in Los Angeles County were stored in local medical treatment. In the institution.
While the county’s 28 crematoriums have the capacity to carry out more cremation, most crematoriums have set a cap on the number of cremations that month due to environmental regulations, and local environmentalists have also called for years to restrict cremation, saying that burning at cremation will release harmful substances.
Coronavirus mortality rate doubles, Los Angeles County lifts cremation air quality restrictions
In response, South Coast Air Quality Management Department administrators said that the lifting of the restriction was made at the request of the Los Angeles County Medical Laboratory Office and the county public health department, which also believes that the excessive backlog of bodies poses a potential threat to public health.