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Paddington 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Paddington, Metropolitan Borough of]

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In addition to the above, seventy summonses were withdrawn
as the work was done before a hearing was reached. It appears
that more owners are ignoring notices when they are served and
only complying with them on receipt of a summons. The fines
imposed and costs awarded remain at a pre-war level.
FACTORIES.—The Public Health Inspectors made 450 (491)
visits to factories during the year. Further details of their work
in this connection are given in the annex of this Report.
OUTWORKERS.—The Public Health Inspector concerned visits
all notified outworkers to ensure that the premises are suitable for
the type of work carried out. During the year the inspector made
262 (100) visits and all the premises were found to be satisfactory.
Further details will be found in the annex of this Report.
CLEAN AIR ACT, 1956

Measurement of atmospheric pollution.—The results obtained from the recording apparatus at the Welfare Centre, 283a, Harrow Road, during 1960 are given below.

MonthRainfall in mms.Insoluble deposits in tons per square mileSoluble deposits in tons per square mileS.O, in mgs. per day per 100 square cms.
January45 (59)12.65 (19.26)10.84 (22.64)3.37 (6.75)
February61 (3)6.51 (10.33)7.82 (7.58)3.32 (5.37)
March43 (40)9.43 (14.28)11.44 (10.57)3.33 (3.54)
April12 (60)10.65 (13.39)17.93 (9.09)2.01 (2.82)
May45 (23)10.94 (9.06)8.18 (7.05)0.61 (1.79)
June45 (15)9.93 (9.26)10.67 (11.07)1.36 (1.39)
July85 (33)10.24 (9.66)5.83 (5.90)0.63 (1.33)
August93 (46)8.15 (7.18)15.57 (6.44)0.98 (1.33)
September108 (3)10.77 (5.80)9.19 (5.80)1.69 (1.89)
October132 (44)9.80 (15.94)20.48 (10.13)2.38 (3.09)
November97 (58)10.44 (15.88)10.77 (13.26)2.31 (3.73)
December66 (86)13.96 (20.96)17.69 (10.97)3.10 (3.22)
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The following results were obtained from the recording apparatus at the Public Health Department offices at 15, Park Place Villas:—

MonthSmoke Conc. mg. per 100 m3SO2, Conc. p.p. 100 m
Average valueHighest valueLowest valueAverage valueHighest valueLowest value
January26 (67)98 (176)4 (3)12 (21)36 (88)4 (6)
February23 (39)66 (163)5(12)12(16)26 (68)8 (4)
March18 (15)44 (44)4 (4)11 (9)31 (24)3 (4)
April9(11)25 (25)3 (3)7 (7)17 (22)2 (1)
May7 (7)19 (27)3 (2)6 (6)14 (23)2 (2)
June4 (4)10 (14)2 (1)5 (4)14 (9)2 (2)
July3 (4)5 (8)1 (1)3 (4)4(14)1 (1)
August5 (5)10 (11)2 (2)4 (4)7(13)2 (1)
September7 (8)15 (19)2 (4)5 (6)12(17)3 (1)
October10 (14)16 (22)5 (8)8(11)14 (24)5 (4)
November16 (27)58 (135)5 (6)6(15)17 (53)3 (5)
December27 (19)52 (76)4 (9)8(10)19 (30)2 (4)
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