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Does Gluten Break Down From A Surface After A While?

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:57 AM



and wait four years before you eat dirt :P



Never, ever read one of Arlene's responses when drinkig a hot liquid.  It hurts like hell when it comes out your nose............... :lol:

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 03:42 AM



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. 




Colleen, thank you for your clarification.  :) I'm a sensitive one.  :D

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 05:01 AM

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?


It sounds like I alarmed you.  I am sorry for that.  This is what I said: "I have examples of it not seeming to wash off either. "


I only said "seem".  I don't have proof that I can post here in this forum.  All I know is that I wash everything like crazy.  Still, I regularly react to things that I get in the store, and I don't react to things that I grow in my garden.  So does my son.   Like I said, it is mystifying.  We are definitely in the super sensitive category.  Typical celiacs don't experience this.  Please don't be alarmed.  


As far as it being possible:  My husband and I are both chemists.  We have both worked in research and industry and worked with lots of different compounds.  Some are highly colored or strong smelling.  When this is the case you are aware of very tiny amounts of material.  When you work with things like that, you wear gloves and wash up like crazy.  You wear protective clothing and use protective equipment.   Still it sometimes doesn't come off all the way.  I would have to say that it seems more common with my coworkers than with me. :P    It is possible, but probably not in amounts that bother the typical celiac.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 07:40 AM



Edited to say:


I answered but I realized you were not exactly speaking to me. :D But I would like to say

that I appreciated you clarifying your statements for the readers of the thread.


Thanks, IH

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:49 PM

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


I dunno, sounds like a legitimate plan for all those unclean gluten-eaters out there!   :lol:

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