now there is a renovation process in the building where I rent an apartment. They made big holes in the walls in the corridor. For more than two weeks I have been found a lot of dust in my apartment (due to the significant airflow from the corridor due to the crevices around the doorframe and windowframe in my apartment). Sometimes they started repair work before I went to a job so just during short time of they work I was seen the emerging of the dust in my apartment and inhaling it a lot. The building was built more than 100 years ago so I supposed asbestos exposure. I asked by email property managers about the disclosure of the information related to asbestos content and they answered few days after that here is no asbestos but they didn't show me any documents and after that I noticed that they at least covered holes in the walls with polyethylene. Being concerned because the building is old I took the sample of the cement (before they covered it) from one of the big holes in the walls in the corridor and looked under the microscope (I work in the lab). It is old cement containing horsehairs as well as a lot of fibers which look absolutely like asbestos (but I have not ordered an official asbestos test, it was light microscopy). Is there sense to order asbestos test and if it is positive try to terminate the lease without fee?
Could I told to the property manager that I looked under the microscope on the sample of the cement (I mean could there be any possible problems because I took sample from the property without permission (even though it was absolutely easy to take without any damage)? What else can I do? The problem is that every day I get new dust in my apartment and it seems that it contains asbestos. I would be very grateful for any information.