Who is most sensitive to TCE?

While the health effects for children and adults may be the same, children may get more TCE in their bodies than adults. Children breathe faster than adults and can therefore breathe more TCE for their body size than adults. For their body weight, children tend to drink more water than adults, so they take in more TCE-contaminated drinking water. Children also have a relatively large surface area for skin contact, so may have more exposures through the skin than adults.

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