Originally Posted by jdougn
The metro area that I work in is pretty particular about dealing with asbestos. Most of the time the best solution is to leave it in place and cover it with a new product. On Eric's ceiling, they would suggest just installing new drywall and leaving the existing ceiling in place.
This is a bad idea, sorry. But when the next guy comes along and removes the ceiling they have no clue that there is asbestos buried underneath. ALL that dust just goes into the air and continues to stay in the home until it is all evacuated. Either by your lungs or someone else's. The particulates are so small, they go right through a vacuum bag, and back into the air.
My advice, just accept it for what it is and get rid of it.Then you sleep at night, and worry about the next thing like asbestos.