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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 […]



Think chemical intolerance 3 questions

Think you have chemical intolerance? Answer 3 questions

September 21, 2020

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 […]



Grim Reality Reopening Mold

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

September 10, 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: 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 […]



Chemical experts question EPA coronavirus disinfectant

Article of Interest: Chemical experts question EPA’s approval of coronavirus disinfectant

September 9, 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: With great fanfare, the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday gave emergency approval to a disinfectant it said would kill the coronavirus on surfaces for up to a week. Calling it “a major game-changing announcement,” EPA Administrator […]



Chemicals Use Today

Article of Interest: How many chemicals are in use today?

August 26, 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: No one, not even the Environmental Protection Agency, knows how many chemicals are in use today. EPA has more than 85,000 chemicals listed on its inventory of substances that fall under the […]



Microplastics Found in Every Human Tissue

Study of Interest: Microplastics Found in Every Human Tissue

August 19, 2020

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external study: Plastic pollution of land, water and air is a global problem. Even when plastic bags or water bottles break down to the point at which they are no longer an eyesore, tiny […]



Preventing COVID19 Ventilation Susceptible

Preventing COVID-19 Requires Adequate Ventilation — How Susceptible Are You?

August 6, 2020

A new article in The Atlantic asks, “Why Aren’t We Talking More About Ventilation?” People with chemical intolerance have been asking this question for decades. As the COVID19 pandemic drags on, we’d expect more interest in making sure the air we share in buildings is as clean and fresh as possible. Instead, what we’ve seen is a […]



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TILT-ed Texan Spreads Toxic-Chemical Awareness to Save Lives

May 27, 2020

For over 100 days in 1996, Melanie Cambron experienced migraines so severe she couldn’t leave her home. Other maladies surfaced during this time — all of which had no reasonable explanation. It wasn’t until she discovered she was one of the many people experiencing Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT), that everything changed. “My symptoms kept escalating,” Cambron […]