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Environ Health Perspect. 1995 Sep;103 Suppl 6:7-12.

How are children different from adults?

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Department of Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA.

Abstract

Several factors alter an individual's risk for an environmentally related illness. A major determinant is the age of the individual. The toxicodynamic processes that determine exposure, absorption, metabolism, excretion, and tissue vulnerability are all age related. This paper discusses each of these processes and their variability with age, and illustrates these points with examples of environmentally related disease cases.

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PMC1518896
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