Volkswagen owners needed for emissions exposure research project

September 20, 2017

Researchers from Environmental Health Sciences are teaming up with two other campus departments, recruiting current Volkswagen owners (or lease holders) to participate in a paid research study.

Participants in the study will be asked to wear a wristband that measures personal emissions exposure as well as complete a series of short, 10-minute questionnaires. At the completion of the study, participants will receive a full analysis of their personal exposure levels as well as a $20 gift card.

Participants must be over the age of 18, live in the greater Pioneer Valley region, and either own or lease a 2009-2016 gasoline- or diesel-engine Volkswagen vehicle. Participation in the study is completely voluntary, and you may choose to exit the study at any time.

The study is a collaborative effort by researchers in the departments of environmental conservation, psychological and brain sciences, and environmental health sciences.

To check your eligibility and enroll in the study, go to

Email questions to the research team at