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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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No parent should have to worry if their home is a safe place for their children, yet in far too many houses across Illinois, children are at risk of lead poisoning, said Duckworth.
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.
Recently, five- year- old Diya died of lead poisoning at Kalawati Saran hospital after suffering kidney failure.
China's different standard for lead poisoning, which is 2.
The purpose of this report is to provide information on seasonal trends and risk factors associated with lead poisoning in eagles as it relates to big game fall hunting seasons and winter shooting of coyotes in the inland Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
In issuing its ruling, the Court stated that the California Supreme Court decision in Sinclair Paint "supports our conclusion that the [social or economic] 'burden' the lead program addresses is environmental lead contamination, rather than just childhood lead poisoning.
In Shaanxi province, at least 615 out of 731 children in two villages near the Dongling smelter in the town of Changqing have tested positive for lead poisoning, which can damage the nervous and reproductive systems and cause high blood pressure and memory loss.
I'm proud to have "sponsored the legislation that strengthened New Hampshire's lead poisoning prevention laws.
The diagnosis of lead poisoning is difficult; however, the demonstration of an elevated lead concentration in the blood or urine constitutes the most positive indication of absorption of a lead compound (Tietz, 1986).
The risk of lead poisoning for children under six years of age is much greater than the risk for six-year old children due to frequent behaviors of younger children such as crawling and engaging in hand-to-mouth behavior, which decline with age.
At least 1800 children develop lead poisoning every year.