Characterization of soils containing adipocere.

@article{Fiedler2004CharacterizationOS,
  title={Characterization of soils containing adipocere.},
  author={Sabine Fiedler and Katja Schneckenberger and Matthias Graw},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2004},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={
          561-8
        }
}
The formation of adipocere (commonly known as grave wax), a spontaneous inhibition of postmortem changes, has been extensively analyzed in forensic science. However, soils in which adipocere formation occurs have never been described in detail. Therefore, this study is intended as a first step in the characterization of soils containing adipocere. Two grave soils (Gleyic Anthrosols) that prevent the timely reuse of graves due to the occurrence of adipocere and a control soil (Gleyic Luvisol… CONTINUE READING
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