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This Asbestos Checker contains general information.

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Vermiculite and asbestos

Vermiculite is a silver-gold to grey-brown mineral. It was heat-treated to create fire-resistant ceiling and insulation panels. These panels contain ‘puffed’ pockets of air that give them a textured look known as ‘popcorn ceilings’. 

Not all vermiculite products contain asbestos. 

Where was it used

Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Community infrastructure and spaces 


Ceiling and ceiling spaces, Walls, Electrical and power boxes, Garage, sheds and dog kennels, Roofs and eaves, Garden and backyard

Known uses

Ceilings, insulation panels. 

Also known as

Popcorn ceiling


Textured, and may appear puffy. It can be easily disturbed.  Not all vermiculite products contain asbestos.

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Asbestos-contaminated vermiculite ceiling