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HAND SANITIZER

Article of Interest: FDA Warns that Vapors from Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers Can Have Side Effects

June 17, 2021

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “FDA warns that vapors from alcohol-based hand sanitizers can have side effects” from the FDA: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that symptoms such as headache, nausea, and dizziness […]



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Article of Interest: Time’s Up for Chlorpyrifos on Food

May 26, 2021

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “Time’s up for chlorpyrifos on food in the US” from Chemical & Engineering News: In a win for environmental and farmworker groups, a federal appeals court ruled April 29 that the US […]



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The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke Are Serious, Especially In Multifamily Housing

April 13, 2021

Many people know that secondhand smoke is a health hazard. However, most people, including many health professionals, don’t realize just how dangerous it is, especially inside multifamily housing like apartment buildings. Why is Secondhand Smoke a Big Threat to Health? According to the American Lung Association: Secondhand smoke causes approximately 7,330 deaths from lung cancer […]




Article of Interest: Wood Burning at Home Puts Residents and Neighbors at Risk

February 25, 2021

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: Wood burning at home now biggest cause of UK particle pollution: “Domestic wood burning has become the single biggest source of small particle air pollution in the UK, producing three times more […]




Article of Interest: Food Contact Chemicals and Their hazards

December 23, 2020

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this article via Science Direct. As reported in the journal Environment International, European and U.S. researchers systematically compiled a database of more than 12,000 intentionally used chemicals that can contact the food we eat. Food contact […]




Article of Interest: Why Are COVID-19 Long-Haulers Developing Fragrance Allergies?

December 15, 2020

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this article from Very Well Health, which describes new fragrance sensitivity in a COVID-19 long-hauler. We think you may find his experience interesting and relatable. David Skoog credits COVID-19 with making him allergic to his own […]




Article of Interest: Who’s at Higher Risk of Serious COVID-19 Symptoms?

December 10, 2020

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this article from the Mayo Clinic. This is an excellent review article concerning who is at risk for developing serious symptoms from COVID-19. It is especially thorough in that it discusses differences in individual susceptibility, not […]