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Chris, Interesting question. A review of the AAFS literature did not yield any information regarding this. My understanding of cremated remains is that there may be fairly large pieces of bone that remain after cremation. Common poisions are heavy metals and are incorporated in bone. I would suggest analysis by GC/MS (gas chromatograph/mass spectrometry) or SEM (scanning electron microscopy). These techniques can detect minute amounts of chemicals. Sincerely, Dale L. Laux Forensic Scientist
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