I've been there. Chemicals can cause allergies, processing B&W film is easy, but you could not process Kodachrome and Ektachrome came out poorly. I think I processed some negative colpr film, but temperatures with color film were critical and I did not have any thermostatically controlled baths, but used a large tub with water hot enough to achieve the right temperature and placed my developing trays in that. ... I don't even like to think about that. I still have a couple of film developing canisters, but gave away my three enlargers to a local high school last year. I was glad to hear they could use them.
Its making prints that is the tedious work, so if a person plans to just scan the film, its much easier, becase they are basically just converting it to digital, and they are then into digital photography and editing.