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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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They're hand blown in lead glass with petal moulded flutes to the bottom half of the bowl and stand on domed feet with rough pontils beneath.
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A range of craft-makers and artists are presenting their work during the seasonal group exhibition and among them is Tamsin Abbott, who paints lead glass.
There's a possibility that this particular specimen is Irish, the glass being the heavy, grey-tinted lead glass which is often attributed to Irish manufacturers.
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This dates to around 1880 and was hand-blown from lead glass, probably in Stourbridge.