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From food-fraud to flu, from plastics to poisons, and from superbugs to sugar, Maggie Philbin joins presenters Liz Bonnin and Jem Stansfield as the team investigate the science that makes sense of the stories that affect us all.
This series: Maggie finds out if planes really are the incubators of disease we think they are, while Liz explains why antibiotics are running out; Jem discovers how gasses are used to keep food fresh, while Liz explores the DNA testing used to identify food that isn’t what it claims to be. The team also put sugar and plastics on trial; and child safety comes under the microscope as we ask why the same accidents put young people at risk year after year.
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In episode eight the team looks at air pollution: what it is, where it comes from, and what it's doing to us.