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Article of Interest: Switching to Vegan or Ketogenic Diet Rapidly Impacts Immune System

June 18, 2024

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “Switching to vegan or ketogenic diet rapidly impacts immune system” from the National Institutes of Health (NIH …

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Article of Interest: Cheese Packaged in Plastic May Expose You to Harmful Chemicals

June 14, 2024

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “Cheese Packaged in Plastic May Expose You to Harmful Chemicals” from Beyond Plastics. Plastic is made of chemic …

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Article of Interest: ‘Frightening’ Connections between Long COVID, Fibromyalgia

May 22, 2024

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share an important external article: “‘Frightening’ connections between long COVID, fibromyalgia, fatigue warrant more research” from Healio. Calabrese …

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TILT Tutorial Explores Link Between Chemical Intolerance, Autism

May 6, 2024

Did you know chemical intolerance is linked to autism and ADHD? Adults in the top-10th percentile for chemical intolerance had 5.7 times the risk of having a child diagnosed with autism and 2.1 times the risk of having one diagnosed with ADHD, compared …

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Video of Interest: Autism’s Rising Rates

April 24, 2024

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share two important external videos on autism: “Autism’s Rising Rates: A Deep Dive into the Data” by Jill Escher. “Five Things You Must Know About Auti …

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Article of Interest: Ultrafine Particle Exposure Heightens Risk for Respiratory Mortality

April 19, 2024

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “Ultrafine particle exposure heightens risk for respiratory mortality” from Healio. Individuals faced a high ris …

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Data of Interest: Autism Rates Higher among Latinos and Blacks than Whites

April 16, 2024

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share some important data on autism: A report from the CDC indicates that, for the first time, the percentage of 8-year-old children identified with Au …

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Study: Parents Can Help Prevent Autism and ADHD in Children By Avoiding Toxic Exposures

March 27, 2024

Autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be preventable if parents avoid toxic exposures and adopt interventions such as environmental house calls, according to a published study led by researchers from the Hoffman TILT Program at …

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Article of Interest: Ford Creates a Car Fragrance of Gasoline, Rubber, Smoke

March 18, 2024

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share several important external articles: “Ford’s New Fragrance, Mach-Eau, Aims To Please With An ‘Animal Element’ Fused With Gasoline, Rubber, & …

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Article of Interest: Your Gas Stove May Be Releasing More Harmful Nanoparticles Than Vehicle Exhaust

March 12, 2024

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share an important external article “Your Gas Stove May Be Releasing More Harmful Nanoparticles Than Vehicle Exhaust” by Technology Networks. Cooking o …

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How chemically sensitive are you?

Answer these three questions from the Brief Environmental Exposure and Sensitivity Inventory (BREESI):

  1. Do you feel sick when you are exposed to tobacco smoke, certain fragrances, nail polish/remover, engine exhaust, gasoline, air fresheners, pesticides, paint/thinner, fresh tar/asphalt, cleaning supplies, new carpet or furnishings? By sick, we mean: headache, difficulty thinking, difficulty breathing, weakness, dizziness, upset stomach, etc.
  2. Are you unable to tolerate or do you have adverse or allergic reactions to any drugs or medications (such as antibiotics, anesthetics, pain relievers, X-ray contrast dye, vaccines or birth control pills), or to an implant, prosthesis, contraceptive chemical or device, or other medical/surgical/dental material or procedure?
  3. Are you unable to tolerate or do you have adverse reactions to any foods such as dairy products, wheat, corn, eggs, caffeine, alcoholic beverages, or food additives (e.g., MSG, food dye)?

If you answer YES to any of these three questions, take the Quick Environmental Exposure and Sensitivity Inventory (QEESI) and share the results with your doctor!