In this file photo taken on August 7, 2017 a hose for an emission test is fixed in the exhaust pipe of a Volkswagen Golf 2,0 litre diesel car at the Technical Inspection Agency in Ludwigsburg, southwestern Germany. / AFP / THOMAS KIENZLE
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The Dutch have been performing tests "for years" on humans and animals to study the effects of diesel fumes, scientists told Dutch media Tuesday, amid an outcry in Germany over similar experiments.On one occasion in 2006, volunteers were exposed to diluted emissions from a diesel engine for a maximum of two hours, the Dutch daily NRC said.The new scandal follows VW's admission in 2015 that it had manipulated 11 million diesel cars worldwide, equipping them with cheating software to make them seem less polluting than they were.
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