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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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Our country has been led by the nose by the United States.
It is unbelievable that this government after ten years of power is totally incapable of addressing the situation which could be quickly solved by taking account of what is best for society, rather than being led by the nose by the 'rights' brigade.
SHOPPERS are being led by the nose into changing their spending habits - by shops using artificial smells.
They aren't the type of people who would have to be led by the nose to do everything.
The main reason we face the increased risk of a terror attack is because we were led by the nose into a disastrous war in Iraq.
Look what the Blairites are saying about the Spanish people who, like us, were led by the nose into the Iraq mess by their Prime Minister.
Though the audience always feels led by the nose, it's a journey worth taking.
I was literally led by the nose into my current state of smoke-scented nostalgia.
But groups used to being led by the nose will have problems.
The problem with this council is there are a few hardline unionists on it, and the council is being led by the nose by them.
Where the V8 in the old M3 had to be led by the nose to 3,900rpm where it made most of its torque, this twin turbo 3.