Had a homeowner explain that they had personally scraped the popcorn ceiling of their home.
He did it dry and without any breathing filtration or body cover. It is a 35 year old home so I explained that there was a possibility of asbestos and that scraping it dry would put it airborn and he was breathing it. I helped him find a place to do a lab analysis.
They just sent back the results and they did detect asbestos. The popcorn ceiling was determined to be 2% Chrysotile fibers. I know that 0% exposure to friable asbestos is preferred…but this seems like a little amount.
Does anyone have a chart, or know of a percentage range, that explains the health hazard implications based on percentage of asbestos someone is exposed to? I’ve looked online but can’t find any quantitative information.
My client is freaking out and I would like to get him some useful information about exposure to 2% asbestos fibers.