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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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Resource of Interest: Clean Air Indoors

February 28, 2024

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external resource: “Clean Air Indoors” from the American Lung Association. The website has a variety of resources, including infor …

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Article of Interest — The Autism Surge: Lies, Conspiracies, and My Own Kids

February 23, 2024

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share an important external article and podcast episode: “The Autism Surge: Lies, Conspiracies, and My Own Kids” by Jill Escher in The Free Press and ” …


Studies of Interest: Volatile Organic Compounds in Groundwater Used for Public Water Supply

January 16, 2024

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share these important external studies: “Volatile organic compounds in the nation’s ground water and drinking-water supply wells” (2006) and “Volatile …


Article of Interest: How Zip Code Is Tied to Genomic Code

January 16, 2024

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “Breast cancer researcher aims to uncover how ‘zip code is tied to genomic code'” from Healio via HemOnctoday. T …


Article of Interest: Walmart Bans 1,200+ Harmful Ingredients in ‘Clean Beauty’ List

January 4, 2024

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “Walmart bans over 1,200 harmful ingredients from new ‘clean beauty’ list: ‘We can do better for our customers'” …


Study of Interest: Emission Dynamics of TVOC and Formaldehyde in Homes with Eco-Friendly Materials

December 8, 2023

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important open-access study: “Preliminary Study on the Emission Dynamics of TVOC and Formaldehyde in Homes with Eco-Friendly Materials: Beyo …


Article of Interest: Damp Homes Causing Sickness in Babies, Toddlers

December 1, 2023

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “Thousands of babies and toddlers falling sick from damp homes in Britain, NHS doctor warns” from The Guardian. …


Article of Interest: The Need for U.S. Indoor Air Quality Guidelines

November 14, 2023

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “The Need for US Indoor Air Quality Guidelines” from RMI. Poor indoor air quality is one of the top five major p …


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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!