iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for 07/08/2012

Listen now 38 mins

Listen in pop-out player


38 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 07 August 2012

World health chiefs have branded diesel exhaust emissions a major cause of cancer. Despite the efforts of car-makers to filter out the most noxious substances, these fumes still play a big part in causing air pollution.
Britain has the second worst respiratory death rates in Europe and has long been under notice from Brussels to clean up its act. So why are most UK areas in breach of legal limits?
And do ministers have any clear plan to reduce the huge annual total of resulting deaths?
Julian O'Halloran investigates.
Producer : Rob Cave.



    After years of suspicion, diesel emissions have now been officially linked with cancer. Julian O'Halloran asks why more hasn't been done to curb this form of pollution.

    Read the Transcript


Food Fraud

Image for Food Fraud

After last year's horsemeat scandal, have enough lessons been learned?


  1. Image for File on 4

    File on 4

    A podcast offering Radio 4's award winning, flagship investigative series File on 4.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss