Vizag Gas Leak : how does Styrene effect ?

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A Tragic gas leak in Vizag has led to 8 deaths and 800 people has been hospitalized till now.

Till there is no information of what gas that has been leaked. Primary reports say that it might be styrene or Vinyl Benzene/ Vinyl chloride.

Most of them says that it is styrene.

Major effects that are caused by Styrene :

Short term exposure to the gas is not fatal. Acute exposure to the concentrated form of gas will cause severe health issues.

short-term exposure to the gas can cause eye irritation, gastrointestinal effects (such as stomach upset) and can cause irritation.

While long term exposure might cause effects on the nervous system and can cause headache, fatigue, weakness, and depression, CSN dysfunction, hearing loss, and peripheral neuropathy.

Vinyl Chloride is the gas used in the unit which is used to make Pipes and bottles.