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West Ham 1945

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

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PHARMACY AND POISONS ACT, 1933
The number of persons entitled to sell Part (ii) poisons
entered in the local authority's list at the end of the year was 96.
Five samples were examined during the year and proved
satisfactory.
FERTILISERS AND FEEDING STUFFS ACT, 1926

Particulars are given below of 30 official and unofficial samples which were taken during the year.

Type of sampleNo. of samples takenAnalysis agreedAnalysis disagreed
Fertilisers: (a) Official (b) Unofficial3 141 112 3
Feeding Stuffs: (a) Official (b) Unofficial2 1132 8
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SANITARY CIRCUMSTANCES
WATER SUPPLY. There is no change regarding the
water supply in the Borough, every house is supplied direct
from the mains by the Metropolitan Water Board, which has
proved in every way to be satisfactory. No samples of water
from dwelling houses were taken.
22

During the year 56 samples of water taken from other premises were submitted for examination as follows:

Source of samplingNumber of samples
BacteriologicalChemical
Council's wells321
Taps of ward kitchens and other points at institutions93
Storage tanks at institutions31
Well at business premises Taps at business premises22
Sec. 41 Factories Act, 1937 )21
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