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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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Once the leads have been identified, producers can ask the source for more information about the decision-makers, their business, personal style and interests.
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In their latest work, presented at the 2000 joint conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Pediatric Academic Societies in Boston, Needleman's team used X-ray fluorescence technology, to examine bone lead concentrations in roughly 350 youngsters aged 12-18 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to gauge past exposures.
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Although about one-half of the lead pellets were removed during surgery, the BPb concentration continued to rise and reached a peak value of 62 [micro]g/dL (3.
Epidemiologic studies have identified the major environmental contributors of lead to children's blood and provided the basis for establishing health-based residential standards for maximum limits of lead on floors, windows wells and sills, and soils.
The ROOT Exchange gives us the unique opportunity to set an ask price which gives us confidence that we are getting the best value for our leads.
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