popcorn ceiling contain asbestos?

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  1. Jul 18, 2011 #1

    gp1200

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    I had scraped down a ceiling in the bathroom and bedroom in a house that was built in 1979. I was wondering,after I've already done it, if this stuff could contain asbestos? It has the little white styrofoam balls and came off quite easily. I am now concerned I could have put myself at risk if it was asbestos. The house was built by my grandpa in 1979, he had built 200+ homes. If anyone would know thatd be great. Thanks
     
  2. Jul 18, 2011 #2

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    I think some products do. I would have it checked before I did any more. Keep in mind people who were efected health wise worked with asbestos for years.
     
  3. Jul 18, 2011 #3

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    Well you should not have an issue, because asbestos was band from use in wall & ceiling coatings in the US in 1977!
     
  4. Jul 18, 2011 #4
    You're also supposed to bury anything over 4amps, in my area, in conduit 18inches deep, but they didn't on my house.

    People cut corners. I mean they just found out not too long ago a ton of houses' sheet rock contained asbestos and lead... and they were build not too long ago.
     
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    I would get it tested if you have any doubts. Better to be safe.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2012 #6

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    I agree, better safe than sorry!
     

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