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How much of the body remains after cremation?

See how much of the body remains after cremation.

Cremated remains are often stored in decorative urns. [©Shutterstock, 2010]
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Cremated remains are often stored in decorative urns.

How much of the body remains after cremation depends on the size of a person's former body weight.

The solids left after cremation are about 3 percent of the former body weight, so a corpse weighing 150 pounds (68 kilograms) produces about five pounds (two kilograms), or about 200 cubic inches, of remains.

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