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The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke Are Serious, Especially In Multifamily Housing

April 13, 2021

Many people know that secondhand smoke is a health hazard. However, most people, including many health professionals, don’t realize just how dangerous it is, especially inside multifamily housing like apartment buildings. Why is Secondhand Smoke a Big Threat to Health? According to the American Lung Association: Secondhand smoke causes approximately 7,330 deaths from lung cancer […]



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7 Steps to Creating a Clean Air Oasis

March 26, 2021

Did you know that indoor air is often more polluted than the air outdoors? And yet, most of us spend most of our time indoors.  How can you make the air around you as free as possible of pollutants and allergy triggers? Use our guide and cleaning recipes to create your oasis. Choose a room […]




Article of Interest: Wood Burning at Home Puts Residents and Neighbors at Risk

February 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: Wood burning at home now biggest cause of UK particle pollution: “Domestic wood burning has become the single biggest source of small particle air pollution in the UK, producing three times more […]




Article of Interest: Food Contact Chemicals and Their hazards

December 23, 2020

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this article via Science Direct. As reported in the journal Environment International, European and U.S. researchers systematically compiled a database of more than 12,000 intentionally used chemicals that can contact the food we eat. Food contact […]




Article of Interest: Why Are COVID-19 Long-Haulers Developing Fragrance Allergies?

December 15, 2020

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this article from Very Well Health, which describes new fragrance sensitivity in a COVID-19 long-hauler. We think you may find his experience interesting and relatable. David Skoog credits COVID-19 with making him allergic to his own […]




Article of Interest: Who’s at Higher Risk of Serious COVID-19 Symptoms?

December 10, 2020

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this article from the Mayo Clinic. This is an excellent review article concerning who is at risk for developing serious symptoms from COVID-19. It is especially thorough in that it discusses differences in individual susceptibility, not […]




Article of Interest: COVID-19 Particles Can Travel Up to a Mile

November 16, 2020

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this article from The San Antonio Report, concerning a study found in The Journal of Fluid Mechanics. A recent study spearheaded by scientists from the University of Texas at San Antonio has found staying 6 feet […]




Article of Interest: Restaurants are Opening, but is it Safe to Eat Around Smokers?

October 9, 2020

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this article from The Miami Herald: Doctors have learned a lot about COVID-19. It primarily spreads through small droplets from the nose or mouth. The disease commonly affects the lungs. When people exhale smoke from cigarettes and e-cigarettes, they […]




Article of Interest: Cigarette Smoke Makes Viral Infections Worse, “It’s like smokers are using the equivalent of a sledgehammer, rather than a fly swatter, to get rid of a fly.”

October 8, 2020

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this article from Yale News. Until recently, scientists haven’t been able to explain why smokers have more exaggerated responses to viral infections. Smokers have been more likely than non-smokers to die during previous influenza epidemics and […]




Article of Interest: “Disinfection dangers – How to avoid viruses without exposing yourself to toxics”

October 7, 2020

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 rational fear of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) spread has led to an enormous growth in the creation and use of a multitude of products that we use to wipe, spray, and fog, particularly […]