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

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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 […]

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Article of Interest: Food Contact Chemicals and Their hazards

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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 […]

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

COVID-19 long hauler at home

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 […]

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

Woman coughing weating face mask to block smoke covid-19

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 […]

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

COVID-19 Particles Can Travel Up to a Mile

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 […]

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

Restaurants Opening Safe to Eat Around Smokers

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 […]

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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.”

Cigarette Smoke Makes Viral Infections Worse

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 […]

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

How to avoid viruses without exposing yourself to toxics

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 […]

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Think you have chemical intolerance? Answer 3 questions

Think chemical intolerance 3 questions

Intolerances to chemicals, foods and drugs impact 8%-33% of individuals, studies suggest, yet few people are screened for it at their doctors’ offices. To address this and increase awareness of chemical intolerance, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) developed and validated a three-question, yes-or-no survey […]

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Article of Interest: A Grim Reality of Reopening─More Mold

Grim Reality Reopening Mold

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: Unoccupied buildings, abandoned during the coronavirus shutdowns, give fungi a great opportunity to move in. “The health effects of mold can be different for different people, so you cannot rely on sampling […]

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