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Lead

Payment of a financial obligation earlier than is expected or required.

lead

A heavy metal shown to cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems, seizures, and even death in children.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 3 to 4 million children had elevated lead levels in their blood in 1978. The number has now been reduced to several hundred thousand, but elevated lead levels in blood is still the leading environmentally induced illness in children.

Federal law that went into effect in 1996 requires sellers and landlords of properties built before 1978 (when lead-based paint became illegal) to do the following before any contract or lease becomes final:

1. Provide a copy of the EPA booklet, “Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home.”
2. Disclose any known information concerning lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards.
3. Provide any records and reports on lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards.
4. Include an attachment to the contract or lease (or language inserted in the lease itself) that includes a lead warning statement and confirms that the seller or landlord has complied with all notification requirements.
5. Provide home buyers a 10-day period to conduct a paint inspection or risk assessment for lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards.

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Cory-Slechta said there has always been a relationship between CDC and state public health departments on lead poisoning prevention but the discussion now is how to get back lost funding.
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The investigators came away with the general impression that these families did not see lead poisoning as a priority.
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In a precedent-setting decision, a federal judge in New York recently ruled that under an occurrence-based liability insurance policy--which provides coverage for bodily injuries that occur during the policy period--coverage for lead-poisoning injuries applies before lead poisoning is diagnosed.
The moves unveiled by Environment Minister Mr Michael Meacher, aim to help save birds from a lingering death from lead poisoning by banning the use of lead shot over English wetlands.
The Environment Agency will work for legislation to ban hunting with leaded buckshot at some lakes and ponds, after a nationwide survey confirmed high levels of lead poisoning in waterfowl, agency sources said Thursday.
ENOUGH IS KNOWN about lead poisoning for the disease to have been eradicated completely.