Dimond And Sons

Sign on washing machine


Many funeral homes have employees living on premises, after all we have to respond 24 hours a day to death calls. The linens we use can be hazardous from body fluids or formaldehyde contamination. The washer and dryer should not be used for household laundry which could include clothing for the student/apprentice's newborn infant. Hence, these appliances in funeral homes must bear warning signs. Anyone who dismisses safety requirements is ignoring the fact that a lot has been learned about disease and safety since my grandfather started embalming in people's homes in 1900.

Incidentally, embalming chemicals back then included HEAVY METALS and it doesn't get much more dangerous than that. Those types of chemicals been banned for years.



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