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Does Gluten Break Down From A Surface After A While?


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#16 Adalaide

 
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:42 PM

Allergic to latex...sticking with soap and water.

 

They make vinyl gloves you know, and they're usually blue. Us allergic people could start a new trend.

 

....ok, I actually use soap and water too. And since I'd probably turn up allergic to hazmat suits (and so would you for sure :lol:) I think it's a sound plan to stick to. Works on me and on my kitchen.


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:50 PM

They make vinyl gloves you know, and they're usually blue. Us allergic people could start a new trend.

....ok, I actually use soap and water too. And since I'd probably turn up allergic to hazmat suits (and so would you for sure :lol:) I think it's a sound plan to stick to. Works on me and on my kitchen.

I know...I carry nitrile gloves in my go pack...but have never thought to use them to protect from gluten...

And I would certainly be allergic to a hazmat suit ;)
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:59 PM

Isn't it weird that it doesn't seem to wash off?  I have examples of it not seeming to wash off either.  I find it mystifying.  

 

 

Can you give me an example of gluten not washing off because I do not understand how that is possible. It's not glue or anything.

Other foods wash off if you wash your hands, why not that one too?


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:19 PM

C'mon guys, I really wasn't asking asking for sarcasm. You people, of all people, should understand that being perpetually sick can make you really re-think your steps, trying to figure out where the problem is hiding. I like a good joke, but I think gluten-free Lover's sarcastic comment was unkind. This stuff is new to me. I'm just trying to figure it out, kapeesh?  :unsure:


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:25 PM

And on top of that, when a person spends 8 hours a day in an environment with 60 children who eat bread and snacks in the morning, at lunch, and after school, and then proceed to touch EVERYTHING, I don't think it's crazy to suggest that yes, gluten lingering on surfaces is a problem. 


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:28 PM

And on top of that, when a person spends 8 hours a day in an environment with 60 children who eat bread and snacks in the morning, at lunch, and after school, and then proceed to touch EVERYTHING, I don't think it's crazy to suggest that yes, gluten lingering on surfaces is a problem.


I think they were questioning a few people who seem to claim that gluten cannot be washed off. If that were the case, we would need a bubble suit.
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:29 PM

I think they were questioning a few people who seem to claim that gluten cannot be washed off. If that were the case, we would need a bubble suit.

 

Ah, in that case I must have misunderstood. Fair enough. 


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:29 PM

Belle Vie

If I may say something here?

 

Washing your hands takes care of the problem.

Gluten does not adhere to things like a "film", hon. Even if I walked into an entire room of  150

3 year olds eating crackers, sammies and cookies,

I would feel comfortable just washing my hands, brushing off my clothes and not worrying that I had been glutened.

 

You and I have chatted a few times, right? I would never steer you wrong. :)

 

You have to INGEST gluten for it to cause a problem. 

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:39 PM

Belle Vie
If I may say something here?
 
Washing your hands takes care of the problem.
Gluten does not adhere to things like a "film", hon. Even if I walked into an entire room of  150
3 year olds eating crackers, sammies and cookies,
 
You have to INGEST gluten for it to cause a problem. 
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Gluten washes off 3 year olds, too! But some parents might frown on power washing the kids with a fire hose?
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 04:22 PM

Okay, okay, Irish, I'll resolve to chill on my paranoia.  :)


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:39 PM

Oh come now, I doubt you've heard "everything" yet. -_- you're still young.

No....I'm pretty sure that after reading some posts of late that it's official that I've heard everything but then again, just when you think you've heard the craziest Celiac myth to date, another one comes along and rears it's ugly head.  Gluten is not nuclear waste with a half life...... :lol:


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:39 PM

Gluten washes off 3 year olds, too! But some parents might frown on power washing the kids with a fire hose?

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 07:05 PM

Okay, okay, Irish, I'll resolve to chill on my paranoia.  :)

 

 

Hon, I tell you straight: Vigilance is one thing, paranoia is another. Be careful, but do not live in fear. ;)


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:00 AM

BelleVie,

 

Rest assured, your questions were completely legit.  Some of the replies went to the "Urban Legend" level.  These are the types of mis-information that we try to refute with research or plead for use of common sense. 

 

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:35 AM

ok - joking aside!  when i was pretty new to the diet, i had 'mystery glutenings' - one was that i couldn't stop licking my fingers/touching things (like making sandwiches for the kids - regular 'gluten' bread) and then LICKING MY FINGERS for one reason or another.  i broke myself of the habit (and i still hafta catch myself!) by wearing food prep gloves <also i am allergic to latex lolz) while i was fixing food for other folks.  makes you think twice and i never licked the gloves :)  i will sometimes wear them in the winter when i don't want to over-wash my hands (dry skin in winter!) when i'm making a big meal or something.  i always wear gloves when i'm vacuuming/houseworking but that is to save my nails.  never because i'm afraid to touch gluten - you have to ingest it - i would suppose if you worked in a bakery with flour flying around it might get breathed into your mouth and then ingested, but otherwise, touch the h*77 out of it ;)  just wash up :)

 

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