New paper provides a link between common chemicals and ‘unexplained’ chronic illnesses

July 28, 2021

Could your new home with its fresh paint, carpet and cabinets, as well as pesticides used around the place, cause a range of illnesses due to chemical intolerance? A new paper provides a long-awaited link between exposures to common chemicals and so-called unexplained illnesses. It also for the first time asserts a mechanism for the how and why this happens – a two-stage disease process called toxicant-induced loss of tolerance, or TILT.

Reform Austin: Parents warned about hand sanitizer packaged like food

September 30, 2020

Prior KSAT 12 news coverage of Dr. Shawn Varney, medical director of the South Texas Poison Center, is referenced within this story in Reform Austin that focuses on the dangers of hand sanitizer packaged to look like food and drink products. Read the story.

New standard for measuring chemical intolerance

September 25, 2020

Researchers developed and validated a three-question, yes-or-no survey that primary care providers, allergists, dermatologists and other specialists can incorporate into patient visits.