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Article of Interest: Decades After Congress’ Orders, Toxics Still Contaminate Millions of Schools

February 8, 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: “Article of Interest: Decades After Congress’ Orders, Toxics Still Contaminate Millions of Schools,” from the Environmenal Working Group. More than 40 years ago, Congress banned harmful polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, from schools. […]



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Study of Interest: The Unfavorable Clinical Outcome of COVID-19 in Smokers is Mediated by H3K4me3, H3K9me3 and H3K27me3 Histone Marks

January 14, 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: “The unfavorable clinical outcome of COVID-19 in smokers is mediated by H3K4me3, H3K9me3 and H3K27me3 histone marks” in the journal Epigenomics, published on Jan. 13, 2022, according to Future Medicine. The role […]



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Article of Interest: Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Essential Oils

January 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: “Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Essential Oils,” from DermNet NZ. Allergic contact dermatitis to essential oils is a form of dermatitis (eczema) that develops as a result of a delayed hypersensitivity reaction when […]



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Triple Threat: COVID, Smoking, and Mountain Cedar Pollen

December 22, 2021

Mary Lucas lives on San Antonio’s Northeast Side with her 8-year-old son, Mychael Gordon. Both have asthma, requiring them to have ready access to an inhaler and nebulizer. Making matters worse, the neighbors in their apartment complex smoke. “We have it coming in from all sides,” Mary said. “If somebody starts smoking in one of […]



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Overlooked for Decades, Mast Cells May Explain Chemical Intolerance

December 2, 2021

A newly published paper provides a long-sought link between environmental exposures and conditions like Gulf War syndrome, breast implant illness, chemical intolerance and possibly even long-haul COVID-19. This discovery represents a major step toward improved diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, […]



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Article of Interest: Johnson & Johnson Recalls Sunscreens After Finding Carcinogenic Ingredients

November 29, 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: “Johnson & Johnson Recalls Sunscreens After Finding Carcinogenic Ingredients,” from verywellhealth.com. Benzene is a naturally occurring carcinogen, which people can be exposed to through breathing, eating or skin contact. It is mostly […]



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Study Validates Screening for Chemical Intolerance, Finds 1 in 5 Affected

October 21, 2021

A recent study validates use of a brief questionnaire to screen patients for chemical intolerance, after a large national sampling, and the researchers conclude the condition likely affects one in five people. Previously, researchers at UT Health San Antonio, developed a 50-question instrument that has become the international reference standard for research and diagnosis of […]



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Article of Interest: What You Don’t Know About Food Allergies

October 18, 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: “What You Don’t Know About Food Allergies,” from Jane Brody of The New York Times. Unfortunately, a growing number of people can experience severe, potentially fatal reactions to certain foods, most of […]



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Article of Interest: Satellite Images Find ‘Substantial’ Oil Spill in Gulf After Ida

October 8, 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: “Satellite Images Find ‘Substantial’ Oil Spill in Gulf After Ida” from The New York Times. Cleanup crews are working to contain what experts called a substantial oil spill in the Gulf of […]



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How Chemically Sensitive Are You?

September 15, 2021

Do you have chemical intolerance? Are you TILTed? Toxicant‐Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) is a two-stage disease started by a one-time major exposure or a series of low-level chemical exposures, followed by symptoms triggered by everyday chemicals, foods, and drugs that never bothered before. Read about TILT origins and triggers. TILT-related symptoms may involve any […]