|f. Pollution of agricultural products through the use of chemical fertilizers and plant pesticides containing toxic chemical substances and unsanitary agricultural
g. Any other type of pollution which is not covered by the provisions of Republic Act 3931, the rules and regulations of the National Water and Air Pollution Control
Commission, the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 480 and the rules and regulations of the Radiation Health Office of the Department of Health which is likely
to affect community Health adversely.
CHAPTER XXI - Disposal of Dead Persons
Sec. 89. Definition. - As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall mean:
a. Burial grounds - cemetery, memorial park of any place duly authorized by law for permanent disposal of the dead.
b. Embalming - preparing, disinfecting, and preserving a dead body for its final disposal.
c. Embalmer - a person who practices embalming.
d. Undertaking - the care, transport and disposal of the body of deceased person by any means other than embalming.
e. Undertaker - Person who practice undertaking
f. Funeral establishment - any place used in the preparation and care of the body of a deceased person for burial.
g. Remains - the body of a dead person
h.Burial- Internment of remains in a grave, tomb or in the sea.
i.Disinterment - the removal or exhumation of remains from places of interment.
Sec. 90. Burial Grounds Requirements. - The following requirements shall be applied and enforced:
a. It shall be unlawful for any person to bury remains in places other than those legally authorized in conformity with the provisions of this Chapter.
b. A burial ground shall at least be 25 meters distant from any dwelling house and no house shall be constructed with in the same distance from any burial ground.
c. No burial ground shall be located within 50 meters from either side of a river or within 50 meters from any source of water supply.
Sec. 91. Burial Requirements. - The burial of remains is subject to the following requirements:
a. No remains shall be buried without a death certificate. This certificate shall be issued by the attending physician. If there has been no physician in attendance, it
shall be issued by the mayor, the secretary of the municipal board, or a councilor of the municipality where the death occured. The death certificate shall be
forwarded to the local civil register within 48 hours after death.
b. Shipment of remains abroad shall governed by the rules and regulations of the Bureau of Quarantine.
c. Graves where remains are buried shall be at least one and one-half meters deep and filed well and firmly.
d. The cost of burial of a dead person shall be borne by the nearest skin. If the kin is not financially capable of defraying the expenses or if the deceased had no kin,
the cost shall be borne by the city or municipal government.
e. The burial of remains in city or municipal burial grounds shall not be prohibited on account of race, nationality, regional or political persuasion.
f. If the person who issues a death certificate has reasons to believe or suspect that the cause of death was due to violence or crime, he shall notify immediately
the local authorities concerned. In this case the deceased shall not be buried until a permission is obtained from the provincial or city fiscal. If these officials are not
available the permission shall be obtained from any government official authorized by law.
g. Except when required by legal investigation or when permitted by the local health authority, no unembalmed remains shall unburied longer than 48 hours after
h. When the coast of death is a dangerous communicable disease, the remain shall be buried within 12 hours after death. They shall not be taken to any place of
public assembly. Only the adult members of the family of the deceased may be permitted to attend the funeral.
SEC. 92. Disinterment Requirements. - Disinterment of remains is subject to the following requirements:
a. Permission to disinter remains of persons who died of non-dangerous communicable diseases may be granted after a burial period of three years.
b. Permission to disinter remains of person who died of dangerous communicable
diseases may be granted after a burial period of five years.