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Richmond upon Thames 1953

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Richmond]

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Unsound food 30
Nuisance from rats and mice 271
Nuisance from animals 13
Nuisance from smoke 25
Nuisance from vermin, ants, etc..47
General Defects 122
Overcrowding 4
Noise Nuisance 9
886
Prompt investigation was made and suitable action was taken to
remedy the complaints.
PETROLEUM (CONSOLIDATION) ACT 1928 AND
REGULATIONS MADE THEREUNDER.
Fifty premises within the Borough are licensed to store a total of
66,275 gallons of Petrol, Petroleum Mixtures and Cellulose solutions.
They have received regular inspection to ensure that the various
regulations have been observed. In all a total of 153 visits were made
to the various installations.
One new licence was approved and the total licence fees amounted
to £33 17s. 6d.
Only minor infringements of the Regulations were found.

DISINFECTION OF PREMISES.

Reason.Houses.Rooms.Bedding, etc.
Infectious Fevers4548319
Tuberculosis1924105
Vermin3210028
Other Diseases3120205
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Costs recovered throughout the year : £28 17s. 5d.
Solutions of D.D.T. in Kerosene are used for dealing with infest
ations by bedbugs and are usually applied in spray form to the wall:,
ceilings and woodwork of the infested rooms. It is becoming a rare


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