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Consequences of Styrene monomer leakage into the atmosphere- a damage to the human beings in the world


MOJ Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Gonamanda Satya Sree, Kapilavayi Venkata Basava Ranjitha, Boggu Jagan Mohan Reddy

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Abstract

India has been facing many problems in recent times due to pandemic Covid-19, pollution, population and also many other natural disasters. In addition to these problems, the country is also facing some tragedies such as leakage of gases from industries and blasts. Many gas leakages and blasts were seen in India from the last few decades. Recently, the Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, India also experienced a gas leakage into atmosphere, which is a dangerous chemical gas i.e styrene from Polymer Company named LG polymer India Company limited on May 7th 2020. LG polymers manufacture plastics and expandable plastics using styrene monomer as raw material. Many people were affected and died due to this leakage of dangerous chemical gas which was released from the polymer industry at early hours of morning. The gas leakage has spread too many nearby villages and has spread too many kilometres. Mainly respiratory problems, eye irritation and skin irritation are the symptoms of the exposure to styrene. Long exposure to this chemical gas may cause the respiratory diseases that effect during lifetime. There should be some environmental measurements and remedies should be taken by government and also by the people in order to overcome these types of situations.

Keywords

Consequences, Leakage, Polystyrene, Styrene monomer

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