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Lead

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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Producers can then bring the additional knowledge they have of the industry, and also generate leads from sources that know each other or have similar needs.
Our senior leads advised us on local scams, ways to make our homes safer, how to have graffiti removed and many other things we are reluctant to call the police about.
Adults today grew up at a time when we were still putting several hundred thousand tons of lead into gasoline each year.
Even suppliers of lead stabilizers see the handwriting on the wall and are developing their own non-lead substitutes.
Needleman has long been at the forefront of the debate over a possible relationship between childhood lead exposure and the development of juvenile delinquency and a propensity to commit criminal acts.
The advent of magnetic sector inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) allows rapid, accurate, and precise measurement of lead isotopes in environmental and biological samples at a lower cost than traditional methods.