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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 […]



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Article of Interest: In-Flight Airline Incidents Are Increasing

June 21, 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: “Four Reasons In-Flight Airline Incidents Are Increasing” from Forbes: Incidents of passengers behaving badly onboard used to mostly involve smoking in the restroom, talking back to a flight attendant, or a scuffle […]



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Article of Interest: FDA Warns that Vapors from Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers Can Have Side Effects

June 17, 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: “FDA warns that vapors from alcohol-based hand sanitizers can have side effects” from the FDA: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that symptoms such as headache, nausea, and dizziness […]



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Article of Interest: Time’s Up for Chlorpyrifos on Food

May 26, 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: “Time’s up for chlorpyrifos on food in the US” from Chemical & Engineering News: In a win for environmental and farmworker groups, a federal appeals court ruled April 29 that the US […]