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That said, my point was that a lab won't generally hire someone who doesn't have a relevant major (unless there's some nepotism involved), so no one need worry about the potential danger.
Quite the contrary! FWIW, neither of my older kids met anyone that fit that description at their schools. Granted, just as at any other college, the students are not all paragons of virtue or perfect as far as psychological maturity. Some students abused substances. But even those kids still worked pretty darn hard.