Is embalming necessary?

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Do you agree that embalming is often unnecessary and is more often than not carried out to benefit funeral directors practically and financially?

Embalming is an invasive procedure involving harsh chemicals. It should only be used if a funeral is going to be significantly delayed or if the deceased person is being repatriated. Funeral directors charge extra for embalming and it only benefits them as they don’t need to keep the deceased person refrigerated.