I live in a Victorian house and the hallway and landing are covered in what looks like artex which was definitely done before 1985. Without realising the asbestos risk, I scraped away at an area of the artex so that the walls were smooth and ready for plastering. I wore one of those blue flimsy covid masks that everyone now has and no other protection. My kids were running round and im now terrified we could be in danger of breathing in potentially lethal asbestos fibres. Ive sent of a sample for testing but im sure it will contain asbestos.