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Old 12-12-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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I have a 1978 house and I accidentally hit the popcorn ceiling the other day. Should I be worried about asbestos contamination?
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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No. Do a search of the forum for asbestos if you want the full story of how overblown the danger is.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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I don't think it is even a consideration for home made after 1974.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Just to be save, do not scrape it off, pulverize it into powder and snort 6 ounces of it a day into your lungs. Even without aesbestos that cannot be good for you.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Not all popcorn ceiling materials have asbestos. But if you are worrying about it, you can ask a local lab for a small sample container for you to take a small sample and bring it back to the lab. They can tell you how to take the sample.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:29 PM
 
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I don't think it is even a consideration for home made after 1974.
My husband did interior drywall residential and commerical for over 35 years. He sprayed over 5000 homes.....while I would not get real excited about it......Asbestos might have become outlawed in the late 70s...it does not mean it was not still used. It was often used not only in the popcorn ceilings it was also used on the exterior if your home was stucco. Aspestos was used to lubricate the tommy gun that the stucco was sprayed with.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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No. Do a search of the forum for asbestos if you want the full story of how overblown the danger is.
The danger is real....my Dad just died of Mesotheliomia caused by aspestos exposure.....believe me it is a miserable way to die.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:46 PM
 
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The danger is real....my Dad just died of Mesotheliomia caused by aspestos exposure.....believe me it is a miserable way to die.
But was it from popcorn ceiling? Most comes from other sources as most popcorn ceiling are just a mixture of styrofoam and sheet rock mud blown on.Most peopel got it from insulatio of some type.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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The danger is real....my Dad just died of Mesotheliomia caused by aspestos exposure.....believe me it is a miserable way to die.
Again, if you go back to the threads, you will find that no one is saying that Mesothelioma is not a real disease, just that the levels of exposure to asbestos need to be MUCH higher than brushing against a popcorn ceiling. Perspective, PLEASE.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:18 AM
 
Location: California
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I had that in my house that was built in 1970. I had it tested after we moved in and it had asbestos in it and the thing at the time was bringing in these guys in HAZMAT suits to clear it out and charge a bunch of $$. I didn't jump on that because my gut told me it really wasn't an issue. Years later I had the interior painted and the painter scrapped it off for me. He was aware it contained asbestos and wasn't concerned, so either was I. We don't have Mesothelioma or anything all these year later so I guess I was right to go with my gut.
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