Process of Deodorization

Deodorization is a primary means by which foul odors in a residence are remediated. In basic terms, the process of deodorization is designed to mask, counteract, or eliminate a foul odor present in a residence. Under the broader category of deodorization are a number of specific strategies or specific processes that include: Modification Sanitization Disinfection…


The Interrelationship Between Microorganisms and Odor

Various university courses are devoted to studying microorganisms and microbiology. Many astute academics consider these courses to be some of the most complicated and challenging offered on both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Nothing in this book is designed to supplant the painstaking endeavors associated with such university pursuits. Rather, this chapter is intended to…


Unattended Death and Cadaver Odors

Life is not without its challenges and traumas. Few people make it through their lives without experiencing some type of challenging, even horrific, event. An example of a uniquely horrible situation is discovering the remains of a person who suffered an unattended death. Similarly challenging is not actually discovering a body in this setting but…

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A Landlord Dilemma: Dealing With a Tenant Death With No Next of Kin Available

Landlords face a multitude of problems when it comes to their legal and contractual relationships with tenants. One of the most complicated and challenging of situations is when a tenant dies and no next of kin can be found. Sadly, this oftentimes occurs when a tenant dies in what is known as an unattended death.…

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The Definition of Death in the 21st Century: Who Decides When Life Ends

The definition of what constitutes death has become the subject of an increasingly heated debate in the United States and elsewhere around the world in recent years. In addition, an associated debate centers on who should have authority to make the final determination that a person is dead. The Standard Definition of Death Over the…