German automakers were accused of experiments on people

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German companies suspected of supporting experiments, reported the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

According to the newspaper, tests conducted by «European research Association for the protection of the environment and health in the transport sector» (EUGT). An experiment financed by the German carmakers Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW.

Published in 2016, the report of the organization reported that the studies were conducted at the University hospital Aachen in 2012-2015. Twenty-five young and healthy people a few hours breathed the gas in various concentrations and then passed the examination. EUGT experts came to the conclusion that it is impossible to establish the influence of gas on the body.

The head of the organization Thomas Kraus called the results of the studies are limited because they cannot be extended to all people. In addition, the nitrogen dioxide is only one component of the exhaust gas. Daimler has already distanced itself from research and harshly condemned it.

A few days ago EUGT has already been the subject of criticism when the media reported that in the United States on behalf of the organization conducted experiments with monkeys that had inhaled the fumes.

Companies Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW, with the participation of Bosch founded the lobbying group EUGT in 2007. In the middle of last year it ceased to exist.