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Volkswagen helped fund a study conducted by a third-party research group that subjected 10 monkeys to nitrogen dioxide exposure.

Details on the study were released as part of a lawsuit filed against VW in the United States, which was subsequently covered by The New York Times on Thursday. The tests, which were conducted by the US-based Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in 2014, saw 10 cynomolgus macaque monkeys placed in air-tight chambers as they watched cartoons to keep them entertained. A dieselVW Beetle was then put on a roller, where a machine drew exhaust fumes from the tailpipe and fed it into a container. The fumes were then diluted and pumped into the chambers where the monkeys were.
Read more about the VW Got Some Monkeys to Watch Cartoons and Huff Diesel Because Science at AutoGuide.com.
 
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