Hints from the Health Department. Leaflet from the archive of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Credit: Wellcome Collection, London
[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Islington Borough]
a contribution to the exhibition, and the main demonstration by the Public Health
Department consisted of—
(a) Atmospheric Pollution.—Photographs, posters and material demonstrated
the extent to which atmosphere is polluted by smoke, with particular reference to
smoke from domestic chimneys. Alongside this exhibit there were two bays, one
demonstrating an old fashioned coal fireplace with its concommitant smoke and dirt,
and in the other bay a modern fireplace suitable for burning smokeless fuel such as
will be installed in the new Borough Council flats. This section demonstrated the
means by which the Borough Council encouraged, and contributed to, the prevention
of atmospheric pollution.
(b) Destruction of Household Pests.—This section included a demonstration
of the fly nuisance and its dangers and the action of the new insecticide, D.D.T. in
the prevention of household pests, particularly bugs, flies, head vermin, etc. A
number of films of public health interest were also loaned and shown, together with
other films bearing on the work of other departments. Models, charts and exhibits
were kindly loaned by many persons and public bodies, whose co-operation and
services were much appreciated.
INSPECTION AND SUPERVISION OF FOOD
Milk and Dairies Order, 1926.
Summary of Register.
No. on Reg.
No. on Reg.
Purveyors of Milk in sealed
Registered Purveyors of
Milk dealing from registered
Summary of Visits by Milk and Dairies Inspectors.
Dairies—Routine Inspections 719
Milkshops—(Milk sold in sealed containers only) Routine
Vehicles inspected 65
Miscellaneous Visits 609
During the year 10 Notices intimating nuisances or defects were served.
The following is an analysis of Milk samples taken during the year—
Number of Samples taken 549.