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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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A structure of LED chips in which anodes and cathodes are on the epitaxial layer, and the chips are assembled after being turned upside down.
This is the most commonly used LED structure that does not require any special assembly technique.
Seoul Semiconductor (SSC) is a world-leading LED lighting solution provider, and recently named to Forbes' and BusinessWeek's lists as one of the best Asian companies.
Our collaboration with OEMs and end-users helps us manage the development of every GE LED solution," notes Elien.
The report also forecasts the development trends of the LED market and its application fields for the next five years and analyzes the outer environment (policies and standards), the market trend, market structure and market scale that may influence the LED application market.