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

lead

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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He admitted that the current efforts to tackle lead poisoning and artisanal gold mining have not been adequate, adding that: 'better evidence do we have for that than the fact that the Niger state outbreak happened five years after we thought we had contained that problem.
The Maine exclusion for lead poisoning is similar as well; it excludes injury due to an occurrence of lead poisoning; it has a time frame of exposure 31 days after the Department of Human Services or a lead inspector have given notice of the existence of a lead hazard.
Similar to Maryland, the Massachusetts form, DL 24 41 Lead Poisoning Exclusion, first redefines bodily injury in reference to the exclusion as harm, sickness or injury arising out of lead poisoning.
Lead poisoning can cause several hidden, non-specific and irreversible neurological, neurobehavioral, developmental, hematologic, renal, cardiovascular, immunological, and skeletal health problems.
At the present time, a number of policies and measures could be implemented to promote the prevention and control of childhood lead poisoning in China.
Rodriguez said that the only treatment for lead poisoning would be chelation, which would require the introduction of another heavy metal to bind lead.
Shost has been a lecturer on a variety of issues related to lead poisoning since the early 1990s.
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An official from the Ministry of Health told Times of Oman that the number of children exposed to lead poisoning in the Sultanate has decreased over the past 10 years.
Lead poisoning in children is widespread in China and poses a serious threat to the country's future generations, a New York-based rights watchdog said Wednesday.
Beijing, June 16 (ANI): A Human Rights Watch report has accused local authorities in China of sending sick children back to contaminated homes in heavily-polluted industrial areas as part of a cover-up to conceal the amount of lead poisoning in the country.