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Would mine have asbestos?

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03-21-05, 06:42 AM   #1  
Would mine have asbestos?

My home was built in 1980, we have already removed three rooms of popcorn ceiling (because the scraper we bought said homes 1978 or prior where in danger of having asbestos). We only had dust masks and gogles with drenching it. But after reading alot on the internet I'm not sure. I've heard no problem your home was after 1978 to yes it is a problem, they stopped distribution in 1978, but some people still had stock of it and used it.

Please help.

Thanks Sherm

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03-21-05, 02:01 PM   #2  
The only way you could know for sure is to have a sample tested. You can buy an inexpensive test kit and mail it to the lab with the results in about two weeks. Whole thing costs about $25. Dust masks are not adequate protection against asbestos. Test Kit Available Here:

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03-21-05, 10:26 PM   #3  
As long as you are maintaining a sufficient moisture level to prevent dust, you should be ok. Asbestos becomes hazardes when it is friable,IE. airborn dust particles.

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