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Camberwell 1962

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Camberwell.

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Rag Flock and Other Filling Materials Act. 1951

Type of MaterialNo.of Samples examinedNo. Satisfactory
Woollen mixture felt1612
Used jute wadding22
New cotton felt66
Sized cotton wadding11
Cotton millpuffs11
Kapok11
Coir fibre11
Coir fibre pad22
Totals3026
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Four samples of woollen mixture felt failed to meet
the requirements of the Rag Flock and Other Filling
Materials Regulations, 1961, in respect of the chlorine
content. Under the Regulations the maximum permitted
chlorine content of woollen mixture felt should not
exceed 30 parts per 100,000. The four samples in question
gave readings of 65, 34, 32 and 34 parts per 100,000.
These samples were taken from stocks delivered by one
manufacturer.
The matter was reported to the Public Health Committee
and a cautionary letter was sent to the firm. Further
samples have since been taken and found to be satisfactory.
Offensive Trades
Type of Business No. on Register
Skin dressers 3
Soap boilers 1
Total 4
Pet Animals Act, 1952
No. of licences issued 3
No. of licences renewed 10
Total No. of pet shops licensed 11*
*Two discontinued during the year
Pharmacy and Poisons Act, 1933
No. of applications received for registration 11
No. of applications received for renewal of registration 143
London County Council
(General Powers) Act, 1954
No. of hairdressers and barbers premises registered 141


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