medical officers were appointed to workhouses and provided basic medical care for the poor.
public health act (1st)
the central board of health was created. the act also encouraged local boards of health to set up appoint medical officers, provide sewers, inspect lodging houses and check food which was offered for sale. IT WAS VOLUNTARY.
John Snow makes link between cholera and water
Nuissance removal act
this act made overcrowded housing illegal. Landlords could be fined if their properties were overcrowded.
the great stink
Pasteur suggests germ theory
this made unhealthy conditions in factories illegal.
this made councils responsible for sewers, water and street cleaning.
Pasteur proves germ theory
working class men given the right to vote
artisans dwellings act (1st)
this gave councils the power to order landlords to improve insanitary houses. if they didn't, the council could BUY the property and pull it down.
artisans dwellings act (2nd)
this gave councils the right to buy and demolish entire streets if the houses were in a poor condition and the landlords refused to improve them.
public health act
brought together a range of acts. IMPORTANT! COMPULSORY
sale of food and drugs act
this made it illegal to bulk out food with harmful things such as chalk and sawdust.
rivers pollution prevention act
this aimed to prevent disposal of solid matter, sewage and pollutants into rivers and streams.