Vizag gas Tragedy: Symptoms,what is Vizag Gas? Memories of a Bhopal tragedy

Vizag gas Tragedy: Symptoms, what is Vizag? Gas memories of a Bhopal tragedy

For a few hours Thursday morning, the scene atGopalapatnam village on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam, in the vicinity of the chemical company LG Polymers was one of utter horror. The source of the leak was a styrene plant owned by South Korean electronics giant LG, located at RRV Puram near Gopalapatnam, about 15 kms from the coast city. 11 persons, including a child, dead. Another 1,000 people were reported sick at the time of filing of this report.

Thirteen people were reported dead but government officials at a press conference in Delhi revised the figure, As many as 3,000 people were evacuated to safe places and at least 250 were admitted to various hospitals, according to initial reports. Short-term exposure can lead to symptoms such as irritation of the eyes, gastrointestinal problems. It can also also affect the epithelial lining of various tissues. The gas is capable of harming the central nervous system.


,what is Vizag Gas?
What is styrene?
It is a colourless, flammable liquid that has a sweet odour and when manufactured it is said to have a sharp odour. According to Tox Town, a website run by the US National Library of Medicine, Styrene is found in consumer products like cigarettes, vehicle exhaust and in household and building products like car and truck parts, tanks, bathtubs and showers, etc.

Dr Raghunatha Rao, former director of the Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, said chronic (long-term) exposure to styrene can result in adverse effects on the central nervous system causing headache, fatigue, weakness, and depression, CNS dysfunction, hearing loss and peripheral neuropathy.
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