Crossing the street will kill you. Don't look, don't listen, just pick a busy street and pop out there from between two parked cars. You can drown in your bathtub, it's easy.
Don't try for a Darwin award, use some forethought, and life becomes much safer.
One man's Mede is another man's Persian.
Pyro is the natural antidote for Amidol. Used together in sequence they are not toxic.
The primary use of amidol is in pharmaceuticals, not in photography. So of course it
is not intended to be carelessly handled. It's a rather heavy power so I doubt many
of us inhale it. I'd also hope that all of us know what a pair of nitrile or vinyl gloves are, and how to wash our hands after a darkroom session before eating. In the old
day people soaked their hands in everything from developers to pesticides and lead
based paint, and often paid a price for it.
Water will kill you, if you drink enough of it.
I also fly small airplanes which, statistically, compares closely (but slightly favorably) with riding motorcycles. Driving cars is safer. Flying commercially is MUCH safer. Safer still would be wrapping myself in bubble wrap and lying quietly on the floor (so one can't fall) at home. The options of flying an airplane myself versus lying quietly on the floor compare pretty similarly on the "fun factor" to me with working in a darkroom versus Photoshop. (Not saying this is true for everyone of course. I know people who hate darkroom work or merely tolerate it. To each their own.)
More importantly, the dangers with even a modicum of care don't compare. Flying is just one of several things I do (bicycling on the road, heck, hiking in the woods with the camera) that are considerably more dangerous than working in a darkroom if just sensible precautions are taken. We all do dangerous things every day. Be careful, but don't be silly about it. Nervous Nellies are no fun and generally have no fun. To quote Jimmy Buffet, "I'd rather die when I'm living than live when I'm dead."
The risks of amidol (or any other substance) are worth knowing about and not underestimating so that reasonable precautions can be taken. Such are probably a bit more with amidol than with MQ or PQ developers, naturally enough.