Popcorn ceiling textures are one of the more commonly known materials that may contain asbestos. These textures may have anywhere from 1 – 7% chrysotile asbestos or may contain none at all. The only way to determine the asbestos content is testing in a randomized fashion following the EPA’s AHERA guidelines. Below are some photos of popcorn ceilings that have tested positive for greater than 1% asbestos content.

Popcorn ceiling with 5% asbestos content
Water damaged popcorn ceiling with 5% chrysotile
Ceiling texture with 3-6% asbestos content
Asbestos containing texture