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Article of Interest: Satellite Images Find ‘Substantial’ Oil Spill in Gulf After Ida

October 8, 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: “Satellite Images Find ‘Substantial’ Oil Spill in Gulf After Ida” from The New York Times. Cleanup crews are working to contain what experts called a substantial oil spill in the Gulf of […]



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How Chemically Sensitive Are You?

September 15, 2021

Do you have chemical intolerance? Are you TILTed? Toxicant‐Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) is a two-stage disease started by a one-time major exposure or a series of low-level chemical exposures, followed by symptoms triggered by everyday chemicals, foods, and drugs that never bothered before. Read about TILT origins and triggers. TILT-related symptoms may involve any […]



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Video of Interest: Wildfire Smoke and Indoor Air Quality

September 8, 2021

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external video: “Wildfire Smoke and Indoor Air Quality: How to Create a Clean Room at Home” from the EPA. “During a wildfire or prescribed fire, local officials may advise you to stay indoors as […]



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Article of Interest: Use of PFAS in Cosmetics ‘Widespread’

August 30, 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: “Use of PFAS in Cosmetics ‘Widespread,’ Says New Study” from Notre Dame News. Many cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada likely contain high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), […]



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Article of Interest: Indian State Bans All Pesticides

July 28, 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: “Indian State Bans All Pesticides. Wildlife, Crop Yields and Tourism Flourish” from Return to Now. Governments around the world are looking to the Indian state of Sikkim to see if going organic […]



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Documentary of Interest: The People vs. Agent Orange

July 21, 2021

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important documentary film: Watch “The People vs. Agent Orange” via PBS. Nearly 60 years following the use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War—the deadliest use of chemical warfare in history—the devastating aftereffects of the […]



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Article of Interest: How Do I Clean Up Pesticides in the Home?

July 19, 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: “How do I clean up pesticides in the home?” from the National Pesticide Information Center. If you know which pesticides were used, start by contacting the manufacturer of the product(s). The name […]



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Article of Interest: Surviving Combat Only to Die at Home

July 13, 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: “Surviving combat only to die at home: Retired Staff Sgt. Wesley Black is picking out his coffin at 35 years old” from CNN. Although it’s difficult to definitively link individual cases of […]



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New Study Provides a Link between Common Chemicals and ‘Unexplained’ Chronic Illnesses

June 28, 2021

Could your new home with its fresh paint, carpet, as well as cleaning products and pesticides used around the place, cause illnesses such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome? A new paper provides a long-awaited link between exposures to common chemicals and so-called unexplained illnesses. It also for the first time asserts a mechanism for […]



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Article of Interest: Secondhand Smoke Exposure Increases Risk for ADHD Symptoms

June 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: “Secondhand smoke exposure increases risk for ADHD symptoms among school-aged children” from Healio: Secondhand smoke exposure between the prenatal period and childhood increased risk for having ADHD symptoms and subtypes among school-aged […]