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

The Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia by Denise L. Evans, JD & O. William Evans, JD. Copyright © 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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However, an indicator that the polonium may be synthetic is if there was far less Pb-210 (lead-210) in the samples.
"New toxicological and radio-toxicological investigations were performed, demonstrating unexpectedly high-levels of polonium-210 and lead-210 activity in many of the analysed specimens," the report added.
The 108-page analysis, which is posted on Al-Jazeera's website, concludes that the studies "moderately support the proposition that the death was the consequence of poisoning with polonium-210" as well as "lead-210."
Its dual probe option optimises monitoring capability for all types of Norm including Radium and Lead-210 based scales.
Critically they used the concentrations of the radioactive elements caesium-137, derived from nuclear weapons testing, and naturally derived fallout of lead-210 to determine if the sediments in the rivers draining into Moreton Bay were derived from hillslope, channel bank or gully erosion.
They were able, however, to find a small amount of a lead isotope, lead-210, which allowed them to date the top of the core.
(1978): The calculation of lead-210 dates assuming a constant rate of supply of unsupported 210Pb to the sediment.