Hi, Jessica Anthes!
Thank you for the question.
To be straightforward, in Serbia (or Yugoslavia at the time when this was prominent in the USA) snacks ceiling isn't made use of term and this kind of ceiling wasn't built in, also. As opposed to that we have something comparable and also we call it in jargon Spanish wall/ceiling (Serbian: шпански зид/ španski zid). It can be used for ceilings, as well and has selections in structures, from light to extremely noticable disproportion.
Left: Spanish wall/ceiling; Right: snacks ceiling
It's can be comparable to the appearance of popcorn ceiling, but it's not completely the exact same and materials for making these kinds of wall surface and also ceiling appearances aren't the exact same either. For example, this sort of design has never ever consisted of white asbestos fibers.
Materials including asbestos were typically made use of for other objectives, such as covering the roofing system with the cheapest possible material that could be located at the market throughout requirements, after WWII when Serbia needed to handle restoring household settlements therefore of the battle destruction, and later on automation and also quick boost of city occupants.
So, such types of roof coverings can still be discovered in some components of cities or other negotiations and they will certainly be gotten rid of in the future. The process of their removal has already started. As the consequence of that, there are various info in the media. For example, it's approximated that it's much more hazardous to generate and also constructed in anything including asbestos, than being later on exposed to this product during its exploitation. Nonetheless, there are various other resources, as well. According to this resources, first off WHO (World Wellness Organisation), asbestos is listed as one of the carcinogen materials and also it's outlawed from usage.
Elimination of asbestos plates from the roofing. Source: Tržište azbestom bez kontrole
As others listed good sides of popcorn ceilings, such as ability to hide blemishes with orange peel texture, and also its acoustical qualities, it was prohibited from usage for the same reason: having asbestos. Nowadays they are paper-based or Styrofoam product to create the very same structure for ceilings in the UNITED STATES.
Why did they came to be popular?
Well, like every little thing else. A person made a product and made an innovation out there.
Numerous products wind up on the market before they have actually been in fact evaluated in regards to their long-term consequences on human wellness. It's occurring all around the the globe constantly, particularly after industrialization of the products' production and taking a component in "who is mosting likely to offer and also make even more" race. Often the absence of expertise concerning the product efficiencies is also the essential factor in the whole tale.