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In 2012, a six-year study was published that examined the occupational history of more than 1,000 women, finding that those who worked in the automotive plastics and in the food packaging industries were five times more likely to develop premenopausal breast cancer than women in the control group. One of the main chemicals used in their workplaces? Bisephenol A, better known as BPA.
Unfortunately, there is also a dark side to the event.
Elected officials representing northeast Queens at the state and federal level gathered in Bayside Tuesday to call on the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct environmental reviews when making changes to flight patterns.
Elected officials representing northeast Queens at the federal level are calling on the Port Authority to set up an advisory committee to address airplane noise concerns in the five boroughs.
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, D-Flushing, has introduced a bill that would speed up the process of disability claims for veterans in Queens, many of whom are forced to wait as long as 500 days for their benefits.
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