January 29, 2018

CRANK UP THE GAS VAN:

VW faces inquiry call over diesel fumes test on monkeys (Jan Schwartz, Edward Taylor, 1/29/18, Reuters) 

Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) supervisory board called for an immediate inquiry into who commissioned tests in which monkeys were exposed to toxic diesel fumes, while the German government said such studies were unjustifiable. [...]

In another related development, German daily Stuttgarter Zeitung reported on Sunday that EUGT also sponsored scientific studies testing nitrogen dioxide, a gas found in exhaust fumes, on people.

Aachen University's research hospital confirmed on Monday that EUGT had sponsored a study in 2013 and 2014 but said it was related to workplace safety, not diesel emissions.

As part of the study, 25 people were exposed to varying levels of nitrogen dioxide for three hours to investigate the possible health effects of the chemical compound in concentrations below the limit for workplaces, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen said in a statement.

The German government said on Monday that any auto emissions testing on monkeys or people was unjustifiable.

Posted by at January 29, 2018 5:08 PM

  

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