Vizag gas leak: styrene gas can cause death within 10 mins, says Bio-scientist
Bio-scientist Sundar said styrene gas once leaked will spread and contaminate the air leading to reduction of oxygen levels. He stated that styrene gas can be neutralised by releasing nitrogen and oxygen into the air. Sundar has expressed doubts over using safety values by the LG Polymers as the plant will be running 24 hours in a day.
He further stated that a person who inhales the styrene gas can die within ten minutes if immediate medical support is not provided. Lungs will be affected once gas inhaled leading to breathing trouble, he added.