Cardiac pacemakers

Cardiac pacemakers

In the 60s and 70s, nuclear-powered cardiac pacemakers were used, containing a tiny amount of plutonium encased in epoxy and titanium to resist gunshots or cremation. In 2003, over 50 living people still had them. If a coroner finds one, they are supposed to return it to Los Alamos for disposal.

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