Dana Corp agrees to asbestos settlement

The Associated Press reports that Chapter 11 embattled Dana Corp has filed papers in bankruptcy court. They are setting aside $2 million for asbestos claims resolution without litigation. Dana has received 150,000 claims of which 7 percent allege mesothelioma or another form of cancer.

American Council on Science and Health doubts

The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) released a report claiming asbestos isn’t all that bad this week. Pretty lame. ACSH is well known as a biased think tank beholden to Washington conservatives. In the words of Sourcewatch, the organization “it takes a generally apologetic stance regarding virtually every other health and environmental hazard produced by modern industry.”