I took down the ceiling from an approximately 12x10 foot room to deal with some rodents in the insulation and it turns out that the (painted) popcorn texture on the ceiling contained/contains asbestos. Mistakes were made, etc. I already have the material (infested insulation, drywall, texture and all) in contractor bags and under a tarp out of the house. I guess I'll need someone who deals with hazardous materials to pick them up, but my actual question is:
What do I need to do about the rest of the house?
There was obviously a fair amount of dust involved tearing the ceiling down (though I guess that was mostly gypsum---I didn't scrape the ceiling, just took the drywall down in big slabs). Is the whole house potentially "contaminated" now? Is there a way for me to test the level of airborne asbestos (not to test the popcorn texture, but to measure the level of airborne contamination)? I imagine that there's some correct response between "clean up the area and forget about it" and "abandon the house."
Update: I got in touch with a remediation firm near me who suggested that the appropriate next step was a dust sampling (as opposed to air monitoring). The pricing is also much more reasonable than I was expecting, less than $50 per sample, if I bring them in myself. I'll update as my situation develops. The good news is so far the costs to assess the situation are not onerous.