Quote – Matthew M. Swetonic, Executive Secretary of the Asbestos Information Association

There will no doubt be cases where the technology is available to reduce levels to two fibers, but where the cost involved would make a particular product line either no longer profitable or no longer competitive on the open market....In these cases, the plant or manufacturing operation would also be shut down.

His organizastion was comprised “of the nation’s largest mines, manufacturers, and importers of asbestos and asbestos-containing products". OSHA hearings: “Standard For Exposure To Asbestos Dust, Proposed Rule Making”.

Wednesday, March 15, 1972