Aims of Australian Chemical Trauma Alliance
IS YOUR HEALTH AFFECTED BY CHEMICALS?
ARE YOU AN ENVIRONMENTAL REFUGEE OR ONE OF THE WALKING
THEN THIS WILL INTEREST YOU.
- ACTA has but one aim, that is to serve and protect the interests of people
whose health has been adversely affected by chemicals. It is a non-profit
organisation, staffed by volunteers, with the following objectives:
information exchange, education, advice, counselling, referral, and putting
members in touch with each other. Additionally, ACTA works to improve the
status of its members through contact with governments and bureaucrats,
often with the help of other organisations and groups. A quarterly
newsletter, "Update", is circulated to all financial members.
- Officers of ACTA are moving at all levels to raise awareness
of the difficulties faced by those who have been disabled by chemical
exposure, and through education, to limit as far as possible the spread of
chemically induced illness.
- Representatives are operating in various areas, metropolitan, country and
interstate. They are active in seeking publicity, recruitment, and in
advancing the interests of ACTA within the guidelines set out above.
- Ordinary membership of ACTA is open to chemical victims. However, other
interested parties may also apply for associate membership.
- Only the environmentally ill truly understand the socio-economic
disadvantages of their condition. In trying to gain recognition of their
problems they are often misunderstood or ridiculed by unsympathetic medicos,
friends and family members. The additional stresses imposed by being
labelled as cranks, malingerers or hypochondriacs can be absolutely
devastating when trying to cope with ill health and accompanying financial
deprivation. ACTA will intervene to rectify these conditions by providing
information where it is lacking, and through selective publicity.
- The time has come for all who are adversely affected by chemicals to unite
under a single banner, with a view to improving their status to that
experienced by their counterparts in the USA and elsewhere overseas.
- Please share your history with ACTA in an accompanying letter. Tell us
about any particular problems which you have experienced since you became
poisoned, the names of the doctors/specialists/lawyers who have supported
your claim of being chemically affected, and those who have opposed you.
Mention any specific difficulties you are now dealing with, e.g. trouble
with employers, Councils, neighbours, etc. Please don't forget to name the
chemical/s you were poisoned by and how this came about.
Full information available from the web site at:
The Australian Chemical Trauma Alliance
Australian Chemical Trauma Alliance Inc.
309 East Bonville Road
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