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Article of Interest: If You Can Smell Your Air Freshener, You Might Have a Problem

March 20, 2023

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “If you can smell your air freshener, you might have a problem” from The Washington Post. Air fresheners mask unpleasant odors with vibrant scents, but they come with foul risks for human […]



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5 Types of Household Items to Avoid if You Have a Chemical Intolerance

March 14, 2023

Is it possible that one or more common household chemicals are making you ill? If so, how and why would they cause such a reaction? There is a two-stage process called toxicant-induced loss of tolerance, or TILT, which may explain this cause-and-effect relationship. First, there is a major or chronic exposure to environmental agents such […]



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Article of Interest: Safest Seat on an Airplane to Avoid COVID-19

February 23, 2023

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “Safest seat on an airplane to avoid corona” from euclaim.com. What is the safest place to sit if you decide to fly during the corona pandemic? Several studies show that a window […]



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Commentary: The Ohio Train Derailment and Chemical Intolerance

February 21, 2023

Just think. If vinyl chloride could have been gradually vented from the rail cars (in the Ohio train derailment that occurred Feb. 3, 2023), there might not have been any problem. However, “burning off“ the tons of organic (petro) chemicals aboard the train generated enormous clouds of ultrafine combustion particles (smoke). Buoyed by air currents […]



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Article of Interest: As Workers Battle Cancer, The Government Admits Its Limit for a Deadly Chemical Is Too High

January 25, 2023

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “As Workers Battle Cancer, The Government Admits Its Limit for a Deadly Chemical Is Too High” from Pro Publica. It’s no secret that the plant’s workers are being exposed to poison. Government […]



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Article of Interest: Gearing Up for Expanded Veteran Benefits Tied to Toxic Exposure

January 19, 2023

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “San Antonio-area VA services gearing up for expanded veteran benefits tied to toxic exposure” from the San Antonio Report. Mari, who requested her last name be withheld, first deployed to Iraq in 2005 […]



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Support Research on Chemical Intolerance!

December 15, 2022

Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) is on the rise. Our team at the TILT Program at UT Health San Antonio is a global leader in understanding, diagnosing, and exploring solutions for people who are chemically intolerant, or TILTed. We have driven breakthroughs like these: A tool for diagnosing TILT. Our Quick Environmental Exposure and Sensitivity […]



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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 […]