Whether the issue is stopping nuclear energy or opposing war, the political left often sounds the clarion call of doing it “for the children” to garner political support.  But at least in one area, that of toxic exposure to chemicals, the data is far from clear that children are at more risk than adults.  This according to Foxnews.com, which recently reported that in some instances, such as with organophosphate pesticides, children may actually metabolize and detoxify these chemicals better than adults.  And there is no empirical data to assert their exposures to lead and mercury exceed those of grown ups.  With child cancer rates largely stable for decades, it appears, to quote the rock band The Who, the kids are alright!

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