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Popcorn Ceiling Situation

I recently purchased a home with popcorn ceilings. In the original part of the home there was no asbestos and I have removed the popcorn ceilings. I have an addition that was also tested. Here is the situation: the results came back indicating NO asbestos within the popcorn texture. However, there is 3% Chrysotile within the compound (labeled as tan compound with multi-color paint on the report).

I have gotten an estimate to remove the popcorn. My question is that since the popcorn itself has no asbestos, can I wet the ceiling and remove the popcorn safely? Since I'm leaving the actual drywall in tact would this be safe as long as I put up 1 or 2 layers of plastic to seal off from the rest of the house? I figure I would then prime the ceiling to seal it before adding a texture and priming/painting.

Thanks for any advice!

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