Terms of Reference

The Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport will inquire into and report by 21 October 2018 on:
1.
The prevalence and geographic distribution of biotoxin-related illnesses in Australia, particularly related to water-damaged buildings;
2.
The prevalence of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) or biotoxin­related illness in Australian patients and the treatment available to them;
3.
The current medical process of identifying biotoxin-related illness in patients and the medical evaluation of symptom complexes attributed to biotoxins and CIRS;
4.Any intersection with other chronic diseases;
5.
Investment in contemporary Australian research to discover and provide evidence of CIRS as a chronic, multisystem disease;
6.
Research into biotoxin-related illness caused from water damaged buildings; and
7.Any related matters.

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