Soybean dust from cargo could be a possible cause of the mysterious gas leakage in Karachi.
As per a report published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health could possibly link with the latest deaths and breathing issue cases in Karachi, as per the reports of local media.
Death toll in the mysterious gas leakage of Karachi has increases to 7 as at least 220 people so far got struck by the gas and got hospitalized.
It was previously indicated that a ship carrying soybean has unloaded its cargo at the port of Karachi, while the medical condition in which the patients were experiencing breathing issues as was reported in the area adjacent to the port.
The government agencies after doing inspection of the affected areas found clues of the poisonous gas spreading from a cargo ship docked at the Karachi port.
A report that was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health indicated out repeated occurrences of asthma in Spain in 1987 and the experts identified soybean the dust generated during the unloading of the ships in the port as the major cause of the outbreak.
The experts have asked for detailed safety measures for the unloading of the soybean cargo from ships for avoiding asthma and other breathing problems.
The asthma outbreak reemerged in the city of Barcelona, Spain in 1996 despite the safety protocols for the unloaded of the soybean cargo from the ships at the port, as mentioned by the report.
The journal also indicated that unloading of the soybean cargo from the ships without proper safety measures is dangerous for the health.