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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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I'd also welcome some humility from those politicians, particularly Labour ones, who were as gung-ho as Blair for invading Iraq and were equally happy to be led by the nose - or rather collar and lead - by George Bush.
Councils have to be led by the nose when it comes to the simple things in life - and gritting is one of them.
If they honestly believe - as many of them do - that Crouch has no place in an England team, then who are the likes of Cole to tell them to stay quiet or, worse, claim they've been led by the nose into their views?
For the most part we are led by the nose, lied to, conned, ignored and manipulated by politicians who constantly claim the higher ground and the moral certainties.
He's been led by the nose by his wife for so long he doesn't have an opinion.
He said: "Rather than being led by the nose by the Tories.
Joe Sennett, from Widdrington Station parish council, said: "Our officers are being led by the nose by the Government.
Bardot said in the letter that France was "tired of being led by the nose by this population that is destroying us, destroying our country by imposing its acts.
Equally as eloquent were the University of Liverpool's Brian Nellist MBE, who read from Thomas Hardy's Under The Greenwood Tree and poet Jenny Joseph, who read from Bleak House and her own work, Led By The Nose, A Garden Of Smells.
When are we the British working people going to wake up to the fact that half the time we are being led by the nose by the union representatives and vote for industrial action when in fact we could have said NO.
She would have prodded her spouse to see the insidious takeover of the State, the crippling of the country's economy by militant unions and the erosion of basic freedoms for which this country has long been envied, and would have stopped him being led by the nose as a dupe.