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 […]




Article of Interest: People of Color More Likely to be Harmed by Pesticides

October 25, 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: “People of Color More Likely to be Harmed by Pesticides” from The Guardian. Roughly 90% of pesticide use in the US is in agriculture, making farmworkers – 83% of whom identify as […]




Bilingual Comic Book Explores Asthma Triggers in the Home

October 20, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio is excited to share our bilingual comic book on asthma and allergens in the home. The comic book, first published in 2004 and supported by the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation, shows a trio of asthma-fighting heroes that […]




Video of Interest: The Dark History of ‘Gasoline Baths’ at the Border

October 19, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share this important external video: “The Dark History of ‘Gasoline Baths’ at the Border” from Vox. In 1917, American health officials launched a campaign to use noxious, often toxic chemicals to delouse immigrants seeking to enter at […]




Article of Interest: What Is ‘Tobacco-Free’ Nicotine?

September 26, 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: “What is ‘tobacco-free’ nicotine?” from the Truth Initiative. Some nicotine-containing products in sweet and fruity flavors — e-cigarettes, pouches, lozenges, and even gummies — are marketed as containing “tobacco-free nicotine.” These flavored […]




Watch: Dr. Claudia Miller on Toxic Chemical Exposures, Pesticides

September 22, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share a presentation by Dr. Claudia Miller, allergist/immunologist, professor emeritus, and leader of the Hoffman TILT Program, for the Beyond Pesticides National Forum Series on Sept. 15, 2022. Watch Dr. Miller’s presentation. The 2022 National Forum Series […]




Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes

September 9, 2022

Our team at the Hoffman Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) Program at UT Health San Antonio wanted to share free access to a book: “Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes” (2nd edition, 1998). The book, which explores the issue of chemical intolerance, is authored by Nicholas A. Ashford and Dr. Claudia S. Miller, allergist/immunologist, […]




Article of Interest: Why Indoor Chemistry Matters

August 18, 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: “Why Indoor Chemistry Matters” from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). Despite research to date, very little is known about how exposures to indoor chemicals across complex chemical phases […]




Article of Interest: Hidden Dangers of Gas Stoves

August 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: “Why experts are sounding the alarm about the hidden dangers of gas stoves” from Quartz. While many Americans might think illness linked to indoor cooking and heating is a problem confined to […]




Volunteer for a Study: Vitamin B12 and Chemical Intolerance

July 29, 2022

The Hoffman TILT Research Group from UT Health San Antonio would like to invite you to participate in a study aiming at investigating the relationship between vitamin B12 deficiency and the severity of symptoms for people suffering from chemical, food and drug intolerances. What problem is the study trying to identify? We would like to […]