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Does that popcorn ceiling contain asbestos and will it be bad for my baby?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Maybe

Some popcorn ceilings that were applied before the 1977 ban do contain asbestos.
Asbestos is typically only harmful if the material is allowed to release into the air - such as during removal processes. Because it is potentially harmful if inhaled you should contact a local home inspector for information on how to address the situation and if your particular situation poses a risk.

In brief: Maybe

Some popcorn ceilings that were applied before the 1977 ban do contain asbestos.
Asbestos is typically only harmful if the material is allowed to release into the air - such as during removal processes. Because it is potentially harmful if inhaled you should contact a local home inspector for information on how to address the situation and if your particular situation poses a risk.
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