Yes, pollution is bad for health.  It's bad for the lungs, it could cause cancer and may be associated with cardiovascular disease.  How about a child's brain?  

This study, conducted by researchers from the University of Montana compared serum and spinal fluid from children living in Mexico City to those living in a low-pollution city.  They found that kids living in Mexico city had higher levels of autoantibodies that could contribute to neuroinflammation and ultimately to disease such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140910093223.htm

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