If your home predates the 1970s it is important to realize that it is highly likely that your ceiling contains asbestos. Asbestos was a highly used compound in many construction based products such as roofing shingles, ceiling materials, cement compounds and more due to its fibrous nature as well as resistance to heat allowed it to become the product of choice in the early 1970s.
However, after years of research and an industry that cares more about money than your health, finally, research has proven that asbestos is linked to many forms of lung cancer including mesothelioma. If you think your ceiling in your home predates the 70s you should scrape a small sample off and send it to a local EPA certified testing lab for them to test the sample for asbestos. We also recommend hiring a professional popcorn ceiling removal team that is highly trained and affordable.