Humans Have A Unique Scent After Death

There is a scent that is given off after human death that is unique to our species. Researchers identified 452 organic compounds that are released after human death, but the smell of pig death actually shares many of them. The pig remains are able to be separate from human remains based on 5 esters. These findings could help us better train cadaver-sniffing dogs.

Written by Curiosity Staff September 29, 2015

Curiosity uses cookies to improve site performance, for analytics and for advertising. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies, our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.