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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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Avaliacao da eficiencia de uma zona alagadica (wetland) no controle da poluicao por metais pesados: o caso da Plumbum em Santo Amaro da Purificacao/BA [tese].
The entry, in Latin, which modern mineralogists ascribe to wulfenite identified the mineral as "plumbum spatosum flavo rubrum pellucidum, ex Annaberg Aust." ("lead spar, yellowish red, transparent, from Annaberg, Austria").
Heretofore most efforts were as vain as the medieval alchemists trying to convert plumbum into aurum.
The word "plumber" is derived from the Latin word "plumbum" for lead.
There are 13 study areas selected for this study which are Ascot Hill, Sunway Rahman Putra, Sunway Alam Suria, Matahari Clubhouse, Sierramas, Cahaya SPK, Jalan Plumbum 101, Mutiara Gombak, Prima Villa, Kemensah Mewah, Laman Oakleaf, Puncak Bukit Utama and Kemensah Heights.
Remedies: Alumina, Anagallis, Aurum, Cenchris, Clematis, Crataegus, Echinacea, Elaps, Hepar Sulphur, Hydrocotyle, Lachesis, Lathyrus, Leptandra, Mercurius, Origanum, Osmium, Naja, Platinum, Plumbum, Plutonium, Psilocibe, Stillangea.
Hard, dry, lumpy, black stools or stools resembling sheep dung are a notable feature with Plumbum met.
In the previous study, it has been proved that nanosized ferric oxides showed high adsorption performance towards pollutants like chromium, arsenic, plumbum, and phosphate [8-12] due to their large specific surface area [13].
Muhammad Rizal, "Heavy metals (mercury, arsenic, cadmium, plumbum) in selected marine fish and shellfish along the straits of malacca," International Food Research Journal, vol.
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