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Article of Interest: Can Sensor Technology Help Keep Office Workers Healthy?

November 29, 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: “Can Sensor Technology Help Keep Office Workers Healthy?” from The New York Times. [OpenSensors uses] small, inexpensive, battery-operated sensors to monitor foot traffic, occupancy levels and air quality in the spaces we […]



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Article of Interest: Our Buildings Are Making Us Sick

November 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: “Our buildings are making us sick” from Vox. Whether we notice it or not, the air we breathe indoors can make us sick. For most of us, it’s not an industrial printer […]



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Article of Interest: Youth E-cigarette Epidemic Remains a Serious Public Health Threat

November 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: “Youth E-cigarette Epidemic Remains a Serious Public Health Threat” from The Truth Initiative. In 2022, over 2.5 million middle and high school students reported current e-cigarette use, a higher number than in […]



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Article of Interest: People of Color More Likely to be Harmed by Pesticides

October 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: “People of Color More Likely to be Harmed by Pesticides” from The Guardian. Roughly 90% of pesticide use in the US is in agriculture, making farmworkers – 83% of whom identify as […]



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Bilingual Comic Book Explores Asthma Triggers in the Home

October 20, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio is excited to share our bilingual comic book on asthma and allergens in the home. The comic book, first published in 2004 and supported by the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation, shows a trio of asthma-fighting heroes that […]



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Video of Interest: The Dark History of ‘Gasoline Baths’ at the Border

October 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 video: “The Dark History of ‘Gasoline Baths’ at the Border” from Vox. In 1917, American health officials launched a campaign to use noxious, often toxic chemicals to delouse immigrants seeking to enter at […]



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Article of Interest: What Is ‘Tobacco-Free’ Nicotine?

September 26, 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 ‘tobacco-free’ nicotine?” from the Truth Initiative. Some nicotine-containing products in sweet and fruity flavors — e-cigarettes, pouches, lozenges, and even gummies — are marketed as containing “tobacco-free nicotine.” These flavored […]



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Watch: Dr. Claudia Miller on Toxic Chemical Exposures, Pesticides

September 22, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share a presentation by Dr. Claudia Miller, allergist/immunologist, professor emeritus, and leader of the Hoffman TILT Program, for the Beyond Pesticides National Forum Series on Sept. 15, 2022. Watch Dr. Miller’s presentation. The 2022 National Forum Series […]



Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes

Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes

September 9, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share free access to a book: “Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes” (2nd edition, 1998). The book, which explores the issue of chemical intolerance, is authored by Nicholas A. Ashford and Dr. Claudia S. Miller, allergist/immunologist, […]



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Article of Interest: Why Indoor Chemistry Matters

August 18, 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 Indoor Chemistry Matters” from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). Despite research to date, very little is known about how exposures to indoor chemicals across complex chemical phases […]