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Payment of a financial obligation earlier than is expected or required.
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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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Leadless pacemaker systems were developed to minimize risks, improve patient outcomes, and offer a minimally invasive option for patients requiring single chamber pacemaker placement.
Leadless pacemakers on the other hand, are devoid of wires and are ten times smaller than the traditional pacemakers.They are placed directly into the heart using a catheter passed through the femoral vein in the leg.
The latest approval builds upon the company's portfolio of MRI compatible products, and furthers patient access to the technological benefits of the Nanostim leadless pacemaker, the world's first commercially available retrievable leadless pacemaker.
User-friendly benefits include completely leadless and hose-less connection of both gas and electrical supply, thanks to the GT1V's unique auto connect tool docking facility, which means tool changes can be carried out in a matter of minutes.
This edition incorporates new technologies like leadless pacing and the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.
This is exemplified through Barnim's observations that with the wholesale move to leadless glazes, many such effects are lost.
The high-current LDOs are offered in two different packages: a low-profile, leadless 10-pin 3mm x 3mm MLFEeA and a 10-pin ePad MSOP.
This small size and leadless surface-mount attachment maximizes space utilization in the embedded system design.
In the 19th century it built up a reputation for its leadless glazed stonewares and continued this success into the 20th century.
* Reliability of SAC 305 is acceptable for component leads; it can accommodate strain - e.g., from SOICs and QFPs - but for leadless components, where the solder has to absorb all the strain (BGAs, LCCCs), SnCuNi is more reliable.