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 Shoreditch]
NUISANCES FROM NOISE.
Complaints regarding nuisances from noise have been on the increase.
In one particular case investigated this year complaints were received
regarding noise from machinery. The factory concerned was working for
24 hours a day on shift work on goods for export and many inspections
were made, during the day as well as late at night. After many
suggestions and alterations to the machinery, and the fitting of
suppressors to certain parts of the machinery, the noise was brought down
to reasonable limits.
The work in connection with food hygiene was continued throughout
the year, and regular inspections of all premises in the Borough where
food is handled were carried out.
The total number of food-handling premises in the Borough at the end of 1965 was 1,076, as follows
|Cafes and Restaurants||168|
|Factory and Warehouse Canteens||104|
|Ice Cream Shops and Manufacturers||162|
|Milk Shops and Depots||88|
|Butchers' Shops and Stores||42|
|Fried Fish Shops||14|
|Clubs, Schools, etc.||25|
|Corn Chandlers' Shops||3|
|Other premises selling mineral waters, etc.||5|