Quote – Matthew M. Swetonic, Executive Secretary of the Asbestos Information Association. [OSHA would place a label on every product containing more than 5% asbestos by weight reading: “Do not breath dust--may cause asbestosis and cancer”.]

Such a label would surely spell the demise of a number of major product lines of the industry....there is no doubt that our competitors will attempt to take advantage of the situation by encouraging the public to avoid asbestos-containing products because of the potential health hazards implied in the warning label, even though to the customer no such hazard exists.

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