What is fly ash? How is it harmful?

Fly ash is a coal combustion product that is composed of the particulates that are driven out of coal-fired boilers together with the flue gases.

Fly ash, when breathed in, can get lodged in the human lungs, triggering a myriad of respiratory illnesses like asthma, inflammatory and immunological reactions. 

Studies have also found that there is a link between fly ash and serious health conditions like heart disease, cancer, respiratory diseases and stroke.

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