food allergies

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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Is Secondhand Smoke and Thirdhand Smoke Linked to Coronavirus Transmission?

June 22, 2020

Researchers are worried about COVID-19 transmission from asymptomatic smokers and vapers to others in their household via secondhand and thirdhand smoke and aerosol. Let’s explore what this means. Why Are Researchers Concerned about COVID-19 and Smoking? Smokers are already at risk of more severe cases of coronavirus. But even in the homes of asymptomatic but infected smokers […]

Smoking Increases COVID-19 Risk

Dr. Claudia Miller: Smoking Increases COVID-19 Risk

May 4, 2020

Last week, Dr. Claudia Miller—a professor emeritus of Environmental Medicine at the University of Texas and leader of the Hoffman TILT program—published a commentary in the San Antonio Express-News about smoking and its connection to COVID-19. From the San Antonio Express-News: Tobacco smokers are especially susceptible to COVID-19, more likely to be hospitalized and intubated, and […]


From Living in a Sick Home to Making Others’ Healthy

April 20, 2020

Bill Hayward learned a disturbing truth when he ventured into the crawlspace underneath his home. For a year, he, his wife Adriana, and other members of their family experienced consistent migraines, mood swings, extreme fatigue, flu-like symptoms, and a host of other health problems — with no root-cause explanation. They sought help from experts and […]