Article of Interest: The Health Risks of Airplane ‘Fume Events’

September 11, 2023

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “The health risks of airplane ‘fume events’” from What Doctors Don’t Tell You magazine. It’s not supposed to happen, at least according to the airline industry, but there’s a growing acceptance by the […]




Toxic Molds, Fossil Fuels, Antibiotics Linked to Chemical Intolerance

September 1, 2023

What initiates chemical intolerance (CI)? In a newly released survey of thousands of U.S. adults, respondents most frequently cited exposures to biological sources, such as mold and algae “blooms,” and/or fossil fuels, their combustion products and synthetic chemical derivatives such as pesticides, plastics and persistent organic pollutants. Participants were queried about antibiotic use, as well. […]




Study of Interest: Landscape of Mast Cell Populations across Organs in Mice and Humans

August 22, 2023

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external study: “Landscape of Mast Cell Populations across Organs in Mice and Humans” from researchers at the Toulouse Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases with funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. […]




Interactive Poster: Do Fragrances Compromise Your Health?

August 10, 2023

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important interactive poster on fragrances and health: “Do Fragrances Compromise Your Health” from the Fragrance Free Coalition. View the interactive poster or download a version to print or share. ​We invite you to share this poster […]




Psychologists and Psychiatrists: How to Recognize Chemical Intolerance in Patients

July 18, 2023

Psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers need to understand chemical intolerance and be able to rule it out in their patients and make appropriate referrals, said Dr. Claudia Miller, allergist/immunologist, professor emeritus, and leader of the Hoffman TILT Program at UT Health San Antonio. Chemical Intolerance, also known as TILT (Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance), is […]




Article of Interest: Best Non-Toxic Fashion Brands For Chemically Sensitive People

July 14, 2023

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “The Best Non-Toxic Fashion Brands For Chemically Sensitive People” from EcoCult. But toxic chemicals in fashion come with other dangers, too. They can be carcinogenic. They can be allergenic, setting off hives, rashes, […]




Article of Interest: Mothballs, A Short History and Guide For Use

July 12, 2023

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external article: “Mothballs: A Short History & Guide For Use” from Rinse. Clothing care has evolved over time as trends and technology change how we clean, preserve, and protect our garments. Mothballs have a storied […]




Study of Interest: Significance of Conversation between Mast Cells and Nerves

June 16, 2023

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external study: “Significance of Conversation between Mast Cells and Nerves” from researchers at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Extensive crosstalk exists between nerves and mast cells. The role of this […]




Data of Interest: Autism Rates by Country

June 15, 2023

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external data resource on autism: “Autism Rates by Country” from wisevoter.com. The ten countries with the highest autism rates in the world are the United Kingdom, Sweden, Japan, the USA, the Netherlands, Ireland, Brunei, Canada, […]




Fragrances Are Everywhere and Can Trigger Severe Brain Fog, Especially for the ‘TILTed’  

June 8, 2023

Our team at the Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share the single-most comprehensive compendium of articles on fragrances and so-called “essential oils” available. These peer-reviewed publications, compiled by researcher Dr. Anne Steinemann, who currently resides in Australia, answer almost any question concerning fragrances, their use, and their […]