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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 […]



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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% […]