A case of gas leakage has come to light in a pharma company in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The incident took place around 2.30 pm on Thursday. After this there is tension in the entire city. The Visakha LG Polymer Company located in RR Venkatapuram has a leakage of dangerous poisonous gas. Three kilometers of the factory are affected due to this poisonous gas. At the moment, five villages were evacuated. Hundreds of people are reaching the hospital with headaches, vomiting and difficulty in breathing.

Many people have died due to this poisonous gas. While dozens of people are in critical condition. It is being told that 150-170 people are admitted in the government hospital. Many people are also admitted in private hospitals. 1500-2000 beds have been arranged for emergency. The commissioner of Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation of Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, Shreejna Gummalla, said that according to the initial report PVC or styrene gas has leaked.

After all, is it PVC or styrene gas? what is it used for? How does its exposure affect the body? Why are they so dangerous? What is the use of these two gases? These two gases or its different forms can harm you through air, water or land.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is most commonly used in making building materials. Such as PVC pipe, windows frames, doors, joints, roof, tank etc. Because it is cheap, long lasting and strong.

PVC was brought into plastic in 1926 by a scientist named Waldo Semon. Today, PVC is the third most trusted plastic product in the world. Earlier, polyethylene and polypropylene are used.

Due to PVC gas, you have severe burning sensation in the eyes, difficulty in breathing, dizziness, faintness etc. Even people who work in PVC factories often complain that their sex drive has decreased. This also messes up women’s periods.

It is now known that Styrene is a colorless fluid that forms gas when it comes in contact with air and starts spreading with air. If styrene is in its full true form then you will have a sweet smell. But many companies add aldehydes to it. Which causes it to stink.

Styrene (air), water or dirt can enter your body from anywhere. Styrene gas remains in the smoke emitted from companies making plastic products. Or in the smoke coming out of the vehicles, cigarette smoke or photocopy machine.

Styrene (air), water or dirt can enter your body from anywhere. Styrene gas remains in the smoke emitted from companies making plastic products. Or in the smoke coming out of the vehicles, cigarette smoke or photocopy machine.

Styrene is not just gas. It can be found in anything in solid or liquid form. Even in fruits, vegetables, peanuts, meat etc. But their level is very low. It can go through nose, mouth or touch in your body.

If you smell styrene gas, you may have difficulty seeing. There will be a problem recognizing color. Will feel tired. Will feel like a drug. Will distract the attention. May sound less. There may be a problem in the liver. 

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