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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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Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, and his colleagues evaluated the characteristics, reliability and ease of use of two radiation protection systems in "Comparison of a Suspended Radiation Protection System Versus Standard Lead Apron for Radiation Exposure of a Simulated Interventionalist.
Because X-rays are used to allow the doctor to monitor what is going on inside the patient, it means that doctors standing close to the patient wear radiation shields such as lead aprons which are burdensome.
Construction workers wear hard hats; flight line workers wear bright colors and earplugs; radiology techs wear lead aprons or stand behind a lead wall--the list goes on and on.
Shielding of the abdomen and pelvis with lead aprons should be done if feasible.
Wearing gloves, face masks, and lead aprons to shield them from plutonium's radioactivity, they remove the plutonium pit from the bomb's warhead.
In addition, they take full precautions to limit dental care patients' exposure to any radiation, including using lead aprons and thyroid guards and using digital X-rays only when necessary.
It will be used to buy lead aprons that are used for when we are implanting devices.
Although the hefty lead aprons worn by patients undergoing X-ray procedures can make them feel more securely shielded, such garments can tire and strain medical professionals who must wear them all day.
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