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Australian National Register of Environmental Sensitivites
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Australian National Register of Environmental Sensitivities (ANRES)
The prevalence of Environmental Sensitivities is largely unknown in Australia.
ANRES (Australian National Register of Environmental Sensitivities) aims to provide the background evidence to highlight the need for recognition and assistance. Statistics are needed for reform, particularly at a political level.
This is not a government action but an independent initiative to gather data in the hope of influencing government decisions. Persons who register on this site will not be individually identified; their data will be kept private and secure.
If you have environmental sensitivities or are a carer of someone with environmental sensitivities please take the time to:
- Firstly, become a member of ANRES – membership is free; and
- Secondly, register your environmental sensitivities so you can contribute to the recognition of these medical disorders.
The register includes conditions such as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, Fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, Biotoxin-realted illness, Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), Fragrance Sensitivity and Food Sensitivity. Many of these conditions co-exist. For example a person with MCS may also suffer CFS and food intolerances. It is important to collect this information to determine the overall impact on health and lifestyle.
You can assist by registering your support on the ANRES website: www.anres.org
Collecting numbers will not bring about immediate changes but it is the first step in gaining recognition of environmental sensitivities, which are largely invisible functional impairments or disabilities.
We need to create the will for action!