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St Mary (Battersea) 1890

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Battersea]

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have been present in the particular sample under examination,
according to the percentages of other constituents found in it.

TABLE V.

Percentage of Extraneous Water.Percentage of Fat Abstracted.Number of Samples.Quarter taken.
4014th.
2523rd and 4th.
2213rd.
1514th.
1413rd.
.1212nd.
1024th.
813rd.
714th.
613rd.
514th.
323rd. and 4th.
...5013rd.
...23.12nd.
...531st. and 4th.
Total20
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9. Analytical Results.—The results in Table V. were calculated
on the lowest admissible limits which were consistent
with the Analytical data obtained; a fact which adds considerably
to the significance of the figures. With reference to the lesser
amounts reported, it should be noted that the percentages are only
to be regarded as " small " when compared with the higher ones.
Adulteration of Milk to such extents as will result in samples
being reported, upon low limits of quality, as containing at least
3 or 5 per cent. of extraneous water or of having had at least 3
or 5 per cent. of the original fat abstracted, is extensively
practised.
10. Milk from "Private Purchasers."—The two samples of Milk
certified as Adulterated during the second quarter and marked
with an asterisk (.) in Table V., were submitted for analysis by
private purchasers in the parish.


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