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

Past experience would indicate that in a sizable number of operations it will be impossible to reduce the levels to two fibers, no matter how much money is spent. In these cases, the operations obviously would have to be shut down and the men thrown out of work. We have a very rough idea at this time how large a segment of the manufacturing industry would be affected ion this manner, but an estimate of perhaps 15% to 20% seems reasonable.

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