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East Ham 1949

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for East Ham]

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The establishment of the Sanitary Section consisted of one
Shops Inspector, seven District Inspectors, a Deputy and a Chief
Sanitary Inspector, together with one disinfector, one lorry driver,
one mortuary attendant, one rodent operator, one drain cleaner,
one clerk and two typists.
Talks to local organisations on the work of the Sanitary
Section have been continued during the year, and full advantage
was taken of the opportunity afforded by the Civic Exhibition to
stress the importance of personal and environmental hygiene.

SANITARY CIRCUMSTANCES.

Sanitary Inspection.

Details of the work of the inspectors in general sanitary administration are contained in the following statements:—

(a) Inspections.
The number of inspections of all classes35,106
(i) Housing.
Under Public Health Act8,700
Re-inspections17,277
Housing Act, 19362,255
(ii) Sanitary Circumstances.
Yards and Passages254
Drainage and Sanitary Accommodation2,203
Factories (excluding Bakehouses)416
Workplaces and Outworkers165
Caravans4
Re Offensive Fumes20
Miscellaneous486
(iii) Food Supply
Slaughterhouses3
Dairies51
Food Premises1,683
Bakehouses62
Re Sampling484
(iv) Infectious Disease
Visits1,048
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