If your home's renovation year falls between 1920 and 2000, it's also very likely that there are dangerous levels of asbestos in drywall. Asbestos in plaster has been linked to several serious health problems, including mesothelioma. The mask and filters are for keeping gypsum dust out of the lungs. Long-term exposure to gypsum dust can cause silicosis, a chronic illness characterized by shortness of breath.
Coal miners contract silicosis, or black lung, from long-term exposure to coal dust. The only way to remove asbestos is to remove walls, even with a skimmed coating, later on it will be a problem, because, if the skim coating is made with the right materials, it will eventually crack, and there are laws, OSHA, that tell you not to cover asbestos, but to remove it, due to problems that faced New York in the past, it does not mean that it will eat from the walls or damage the walls, but the complaints are overwhelming, or you can laminate the walls with thin boards and finish the seams.