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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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who reported increase in the diameter of PCTs of male albino rats exposed to lead acetate both pre- as well as post-natally.
Most DGRP lines develop faster during the larval stage and have higher viability to adulthood on control food than food supplemented with lead acetate.
The harmful effect of oral administration of lead acetate on the body weight markedly increased with the increase in its dose.
Mice in experimental group B were given lead acetate at a dose of 30 mg/kg body weight once daily for two months by oral gavage tube.
From the present study it is concluded that treatment of mice to lead acetate results in a decrease in serum levels of estrogen and progesterone which can therefore affect fertility, while co-administration of garlic extract has protective role against the fall in the levels of estrogens and progesterone.
Morphometric characteristics of epiphyseal cartilage of the long tubular bones in albino rats at different period of postnatal development in normal animals and those whose mothers were exposed to lead acetate are presented in Tables 3 and 4.
Musca domestica Adult emerged from the treated larvae with lead acetate 0.
Route and duration of administration: Lead acetate and ascorbic acid were administered orally by gastric gavage once per day for three weeks.
vera) (Taiga and Olufolaji, 2008), were collected and screened for phytochemical properties using various techniques as indicated in the methodology (Bromine test, Lead acetate test, Adebiyi and Sofowora's test and Salkowski's test).
Progressive hair dyes are not exactly organic either--the active ingredient there is lead acetate.
The acid in the must would form lead acetate with the lead in the cooking pot," writes Veronika Grimm.