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


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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lt;p>Avaya is likely to consolidate product lines, eliminating some gear, but promises to continue support for several years and to devise a migration path for customers who own equipment that is phased out, said Stephen Leaden, president of Leaden Associates, who sat on a panel discussing what Nortel customers should do now that it is being bought by Avaya.
Harmony Designs owner Robin Harmon-Myers is an incredible woman on many more levels than just an interior designer; she's an intellectual and a community leaden Her store stands for more than just a material aspect of life, the privilege 08 having a home to design.
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His catalog of self-penned lyrics is cringe-inducing, full of songs leaden with Hallmark poetry and dorm-room philosophizing.