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Article of Interest: What Is ‘Tobacco-Free’ Nicotine?

September 26, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “What is ‘tobacco-free’ nicotine?” from the Truth Initiative. Some nicotine-containing products in sweet and fruity flavors — e-cigarettes, pouches, lozenges, and even gummies — are marketed as containing “tobacco-free nicotine.” These flavored […]



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Watch: Dr. Claudia Miller on Toxic Chemical Exposures, Pesticides

September 22, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share a presentation by Dr. Claudia Miller, allergist/immunologist, professor emeritus, and leader of the Hoffman TILT Program, for the Beyond Pesticides National Forum Series on Sept. 15, 2022. Watch Dr. Miller’s presentation. The 2022 National Forum Series […]



Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes

Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes

September 9, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share free access to a book: “Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes” (2nd edition, 1998). The book, which explores the issue of chemical intolerance, is authored by Nicholas A. Ashford and Dr. Claudia S. Miller, allergist/immunologist, […]



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Article of Interest: Why Indoor Chemistry Matters

August 18, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “Why Indoor Chemistry Matters” from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). Despite research to date, very little is known about how exposures to indoor chemicals across complex chemical phases […]



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Article of Interest: Hidden Dangers of Gas Stoves

August 15, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “Why experts are sounding the alarm about the hidden dangers of gas stoves” from Quartz. While many Americans might think illness linked to indoor cooking and heating is a problem confined to […]



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Volunteer for a Study: Vitamin B12 and Chemical Intolerance

July 29, 2022

The Hoffman TILT Research Group from UT Health San Antonio would like to invite you to participate in a study aiming at investigating the relationship between vitamin B12 deficiency and the severity of symptoms for people suffering from chemical, food and drug intolerances. What problem is the study trying to identify? We would like to […]



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Voluntario para un estudio: Vitamina B12 e intolerancia química

July 29, 2022

El Grupo de Investigación Hoffman TILT de UT Health San Antonio desea invitarte a participar en un estudio destinado a investigar la relación entre la deficiencia de vitamina B12 y la gravedad de los síntomas para las personas que sufren de intolerancias químicas, alimentarias y de medicamentos. ¿Qué problema está tratando de identificar el estudio? […]



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Article of Interest: EPA Ups Formaldehyde Warning

July 27, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “EPA ups formaldehyde warning” by Science. A long-delayed assessment of the health effects of formaldehyde has concluded that the widely used chemical poses a greater cancer risk than had been estimated, which […]



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Article of Interest: The Surprising Reason Perfume Prices Are Skyrocketing

June 27, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “The Surprising Reason Perfume Prices Are Skyrocketing” by CNN. Fragrance sales have boomed through the pandemic, fueled by robust demand for higher-priced eau de parfums — perfumes with a higher percentage of […]



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Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance for Chemicals, Foods, and Drugs: A Global Phenomenon

June 20, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this presentation by Dr. Claudia Miller, allergist/immunologist, professor emeritus, and leader of the Hoffman TILT Program at UT Health San Antonio, to the World Asthma Foundation Microbiome First Summit on May 18, 2022. Watch the presentation […]