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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 […]



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Tool of Interest: How to Create Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Schools

June 14, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external website: “Creating Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Schools,” from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The website has various tools to help you promote a healthy learning environment at your school to reduce absenteeism, […]



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Article of Interest: What is Synthetic Nicotine? What Does it Mean for the Youth Vaping Epidemic?

May 25, 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 synthetic nicotine and what does it mean for the youth vaping epidemic?” from the Truth Initiative. As the FDA reviews thousands of applications from e-cigarette manufacturers to determine whether their […]



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Article of Interest: Woman with Chemical Sensitivities Chose Medically-Assisted Death after Failed Bid for Smoke-Free Housing

May 19, 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: “Woman with chemical sensitivities chose medically-assisted death after failed bid to get better housing,” from CTV News. A 51-year-old Ontario woman with severe sensitivities to chemicals died by medically-assisted suicide after her […]



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Article of Interest: 7 Reasons Why IAQ is Changing the Commercial Real Estate Market

May 10, 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 on indoor air quality (IAQ): “7 Reasons Why IAQ is Changing the Commercial Real Estate Market” from senseware. A recent study released on February 16, 2022 by Pew Research found that 42% […]



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Article of Interest: Car Sick? Hundreds of Toxic Chemicals Inside Cars

April 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: “Car Sick? Hundreds of Toxic Chemicals Inside Cars,” from the Defender. Americans spend an average of 6% of their time inside cars, creating a significant route of exposure to a host of […]



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Article of Interest: Fragrances and Work-Related Asthma

April 13, 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: “Fragrances & Work-Related Asthma,” from the California Department of Public Health. Fragrance ingredients used in perfume, personal care products, cleaning products, and air fresheners can trigger asthma. Fragranced products are used in […]



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Article of Interest: Cleaning Up After Pesticide Misuse

March 24, 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: “Cleaning Up After Indoor Pesticide Misuse,” from Pesticide Information Center. It is very difficult to tell how much pesticide residue is too much in order to protect the health of residents. It […]



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Articles of Interest: Insecticides and Herbicides

March 14, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share these important external articles on insecticides and herbicides. “Johnson v. Monsanto Co.” from Wikipedia about a herbicide that contains glyphosate, which is used to kill certain weeds and grasses: Johnson v. Monsanto Co. was the first […]



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Article of Interest: Military Burn Pit Exposures and the ‘Mystery Illness’ the VA Still Ignores

February 28, 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: “Military burn pit exposures and the ‘mystery illness’ the VA still ignores,” from The Hill. According to a national survey of Gulf War-era veterans conducted by the VA, about 30 percent of […]