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Islington 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Islington Borough]

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Smoke observations 457

Contraventions found22
Adaptations completed (domestic)425
Notices served240
Notices complied with14

One of the technical assistants authorised by the Council commenced duties on 24th
October 1960, and the following statement indicates the work carried out by this officer
for the remaining period of the year.
Inspections 220
Re-visits and other calls 76
Recording of Atmospheric Pollution
In addition to the deposit gauges and lead-peroxide candles which are stationed at
three sites in the Borough, results from which are recorded monthly, volumetric apparatus
is installed at the Town Hall and the Treatment Centre, Seven Sisters Road, respectively.
The concentration of smoke and sulphur-dioxide in the atmosphere is recorded daily and
such information is not only advantageous locally, but the daily findings are forwarded to
the Fuel Research Station for collation and comparison with other Metropolitan Boroughs, in
order that an overall picture may be obtained for the whole of London.
A summary of all recordings is set out in the following tables:–