He said water acts as an antidote to styrene and those with exposure should douse themselves with water and drink a lot of water. According to US National Library of Medicine, Styrene occurs naturally in some fruits, vegetables, meats, nuts, and beverages in low levels. IPL 2020: KL Rahul’s Record Century, Yuzvendra Chahal’s Clever Bowling Highlights Of Week 1, IPL 2020: Emergence Of The Team Psychologist And T20 Spinner, IPL 2020: Expect Run Outs, Batting Collapses And Run Freeze In Initial Matches In UAE, Woman Scribes' Rift Over Rhea Chakraborty Exposes TV-Print Divide.

The technicians of the plant closed the lid within a short time but the damage was already done,” he said. Apparently, the gas leaked out of the tank due to opening of the lid. flammable liquid and vapor. This is called auto-polymerisation. He also questioned how the state government had granted a No Objection Certificate to resume the plant operations though it was not an “essential” industry. It is located at RRV Puram in Gopalapatnam, 15 km from Visakhapatnam city.

What was the factory from which styrene leaked? By no stretch of imagination, a plastic manufacturing unit like this can be called essential, he pointed out. “We are right now assessing as to what extent this chemical has entered the air and its impact on the people,” Rao said. gas leaked from a chemical plant in a village in Visakhapatnam.

Styreen wordt voornamelijk gebruikt als monomeer voor de productie van polymeren.Omdat styreen onder invloed van licht of zuurstof spontaan kan polymeriseren, wordt een …

Delhi, Mumbai, A look at its structure, the kind of industries that use it, and the kind of health hazards experts associate it with: Styrene is an organic compound with the formula C8H8, its molecular structure as pictured. UP Govt Lifts Ban On Sale Of 'Paan Masala', Priya Ramani Made 'Defamatory' Statement Out Of Vengeance, MJ Akbar Tells Court, Info On Pvt School Fee Hike Approvals On Website Soon: AAP To HC, PM Modi Addresses The 20th SCO Summit Via Video Conference, Left Parties Look To Gain In Bihar, Leading In 18 Of 29 Seats, ‘We Have Enough Resources To Provide A Vaccine To Every Citizen’, Pyrrhic Victory For Nitish As BJP All Set To Emerge As Big Brother In The Alliance, EVMs Can Be Hacked, Says Cong, 'Mar Gaye Bhai' Babul Supriyo Mocks Mahagathbandhan, Bypoll Results: BJP Ahead In Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat And Uttar Pradesh, Here’s How Both Netas And You Can Win The Entitlement Game. A company official said 1,800 tonnes of styrene was stored in a tank of capacity 2,400 tonnes. Styrene is a common chemical used in the plastic industry. How Dangerous Is It?

Animal studies have reported effects on the entral nervous system, liver, kidney, and eye and nasal irritation from inhalation exposure to styrene.

Also Read: Vizag Gas Leak: Spread Of Poisonous Vapours Depends On Wind Speed. Why could the inhibitor not prevent what happened? (AP) The gas that leaked from a chemical factory on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam on Thursday, leaving at least 11 dead and sending hundreds to hospital, is called styrene.A look at its structure, the kind of industries that use it, and the kind of health hazards experts associate it with: Styreen is de triviale en meest gebruikte naam van ethenylbenzeen, een organische verbinding met als brutoformule C 8 H 8.Bij kamertemperatuur komt het voor als een kleurloze vloeistof met een onaangename geur. The temperature has to be continuously monitored, and any exposure to light or heat may result in polymerisation. Rajasthan: Priest's Family Ends Protest, Performs Last Rites, Pfizer Says Early Data Signals Covid-19 Vaccine Is Effective, Teacher's Glasses Presents Bollywood TALKies with Outlook Episode 26: Ishaan Khatter, Outlook ‘I Can’t Breathe’ campaign: Shri Prakash Javadekar, MoEFCC, Health Minister Hails Outlook Poshan Campaign, A discussion on national mission for clean Ganga with- Rajiv-Ranjan-Mishra. Why Can’t Muslims Pray At Temples And Hindus At Mosques? Styrene gas which leaked from the LG Polymers unit at R R Venkatapuram on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam, is a lethal chemical that can have a carcinogenic (cancer causing) effect on human beings, if inhaled in high quantities, experts said.

What Is Styrene, The Gas That Killed 11 People In Visakhapatnam. Indore, One of the properties of Styrene is that it evaporates quickly. "This gas is not poisonous and hence there is nothing to worry to that extent. It is learnt as many as 25 workers were involved in the maintenance work at the chemical tanks. But if it would affect the brain if inhaled in high quantities and people fall into an unconscious state. Styrene, produced naturally by plants, bacteria, and fungi, was first isolated in 1831 by distillation of storax, a natural balsam from trees of the genus Liquidambar.

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There was 2,000 metric tons of the gas (liquid) in the tank that created the problem.

Residents near the chemical gas plant complained of burning sensation in their eyes and difficulty in breathing. Styrene is also used as an intermediate to produce copolymers — which are polymers derived from one or more species of monomers such as styrene. It is stored in factories as a liquid, but evaporates easily, and has to be kept at temperatures under 20°C. LG Polymers, a group of company of South Korea-based LG Chem, originally began as Hindustan Polymers in 1961 at Visakhapatnam.

Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal Andhra Pradesh woke up to horrific scenes on Thursday morning when dozens of people were seen lying unconscious on roads, footpaths, lanes and inside their house after gas leaked from a chemical plant in a village in Visakhapatnam. 243, Independent scores lone win, Third loss in row, Shatrughan, son say not the end, 1st to 3rd phase, BJP made up for lost ground, RJD slipped, 12 seats short, RJD sends out feelers to smaller parties, https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1x1.png, here to join our channel (@indianexpress), Govt's measures to create jobs, boost stressed sectors. A team of 15 engineers and officials remained on duty at the factory throughout the lockdown period to monitor it.

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State industries minister P Gautam Reddy also admitted that Styrene has carcinogenic property.

At LG Chem, an inhibitor tank is attached to the styrene storage tank but it failed to stabilise it in time. Among the top 50 chemicals worldwide, styrene was twentieth in 1994 with production of 11,270 million pounds, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Styrene gas leaked from a storage tank of LG Chem Polymers. As the styrene was stagnant for 44 days, officials said, it was possible that some gas accumulated at the ceiling of the storage tank and its temperature rose beyond the specified 20°C, and the styrene started vaporising and escaped. If temperature rises, inhibitors have to be added to keep the styrene stable. harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through skin. Liver, blood, kidney, and stomach effects have been observed in animals following chronic oral exposure. “If the quantity of consumption is very high and the proximity is intense, then it can be lethal,” S N Pradhan, Director General of the National Disaster Response Force said.

The gas quickly spread to villages in a five kilometre radius.