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IN Science & Technology ON 18 Oct, 2016
Environmental issues have been on the rise since the last century. In such a time, everybody is working on technologies that can help in reducing the pollution and making the environment cleaner. One such technology is promession. Now, it's not exactly a technology, but more of a process.
Promession is basically an environment-friendly way to dispose off human body remains by freeze-drying. Swedish biologist Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak developed this concept, and the word 'promession' was derived from the Italian word for 'promise' (promessa).
More than 60 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and South Africa have expressed their interests in this regard.
You know how we all promise to plant trees, but very few of us actually do it. Well, this way, at least we are keeping that promise. Maybe that's how the word 'promession' came into the picture.