The Styrene gas leak in Vishakapatnam has already killed eight people and affected over 5000 people. Find below the known toxicity profile of Styrene:
Inhalation (human workers)
The most common issues with styrene exposure are with the nervous system; changes in color vision, fatigue, slow reaction time, and feeling “drunk,” concentration, and balance problems.
Based on tests on Laboratory Animals
Inhalation has caused hearing loss, changes in the lining of the respiratory tract, damage to the liver, impaired learning, and sperm damage.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says that Styrene is a possible carcinogen.