Volkswagen under fire for testing diesel fumes on monkeys, humans


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German carmakers Volkswagen came under fire Monday following revelations they helped finance experiments that saw humans and monkeys exposed to toxic diesel fumes that have been linked to asthma, lung diseases and heart attacks.


The disclosures sparked widespread outrage, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel who strongly condemned the latest controversy to hit the nation’s powerful but scandal-tainted auto industry.


“These tests on monkeys or even humans are in no way ethically justified,” said Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert.


“The indignation felt by many people is completely understandable.”




Earlier Monday the Sueddeutsche and Stuttgarter Zeitung dailies reported that a research group funded by Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW had measured the effects of inhaling nitrogen oxide gases on 25 healthy human beings at a German university hospital.


Reports said around 25 healthy young people inhaled nitrogen dioxide in varying doses over a period of hours at an institute belonging to Aachen University in Germany.




Full article at France24

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On 2018-01-30 at 8:02 AM, He's Dead Jim said:

I want to like VW, I drive a Golf, why you do this to make me sad VW?

VW was one of the most reputable and trusted companies, until all of this $#!&... LOL

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