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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.

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Garlic oil and vitamin E prevent the adverse effects of lead acetate and ethanol separately as well as in combination in the drinking water of rats.
In this work, administration of lead acetate to male rats resulted in pituitary and gonadal dysfunctions manifested by a marked decrease in the levels of LH, FSH and testosterone.
Decrease in the number of PCT nuclei in group B rats reflects oxidative stress-induced necrosis and apoptosis by lead acetate, as suggested by Wang et al.22 when they treated primary cultures of rat's PCTs with different doses of lead to observe its cytotoxic mechanism.
In summary, we observed significant differences in the effects of exposure to lead acetate on development, with 12 of 200 lines failing to eclose on both sexes and 4 lines had no viable female when developed on media with 0.5 mM lead acetate.
The elevated activities of these enzymes paralleled with the increase in lead acetate doses.
Similar to the findings regarding estrogen levels, the mean serum progesterone levels were also significantly lower in lead acetate treated group compared to controlgroup (p<0.05) and the group treated with lead acetate and garlic extract (p<0.05).
When analyzing the results to identify characteristics of limb bones ossification in white rats after lead intoxication it was revealed that lead acetate causes intoxication in mother, and has a direct osteotoxic effect on the fetus.
2010).This suggestion is in agreement with previous study which reported the improvement of the survival follicles and beneficial effects of Nigella sativa seeds on the morphology and ovarian function of rat ovaries against the toxicity effects induced by lead acetate (Arak and Assi2011).
Insects too are influenced easily by such pollutants, therefore present study have been designed to study the influence of lead (as lead acetate) on external morphology of Musca domestica.
In this present study we aimed to evaluate the protective effect of ascorbic acid on the cerebellum of adult Wistar rats following oral administration of Lead acetate.
Effects of Lead Acetate on the Growth, Development, and Fecundity of Different Strains of Fruit Fly (Drosophila melanogaster).