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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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"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.
D26975_14; D26975_3; D26975_; D26975_7; D26975_10; D26975_22; D26975_23; D26975_20 WHEEL POWER: Little Euan Keith, aged 3, couldn't resist getting to grips with one of the big boys' toys at the show and jumped behind the wheel of a tractor on one of the many trade stands AT A GALLOP: England took on the rest of the world in a polo match in the grand ring (below) SO COOL: Ben Mudd and his mum Yvonne find some shade and a hay bale to take a break from the sun and cool off LICKED INTO SHAPE: Jackie and Mike Coulter, of the Brinklow and Warks Re-enactment Society find relief in a couple of ice creams as they realise that it is not the weather for thick uniforms LED BY THE NOSE: The livestock take to the ring (above) and (below) Leslie Cook presents Albany for inspection in the cattle shed
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.
He made it clear that Labour was being led by the nose in agreeing to the cap of 4.79 per cent set by the SNP government and a red line in the SNP group's proposals on the budget.