Children are more affected by toxic chemicals for many reasons. Children eat, drink, and breathe more than adults in relation to their body size. This means they are at greater risk for health problems from toxic chemicals.
Adults need to be careful around toxic chemicals too, especially women who plan to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are nursing. Some toxics are stored in the body and build up over time. A woman can pass toxics to her developing fetus which may affect the brain and health of the developing baby.