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Is There Gluten In Latex Paint? Please Help!
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I have been remodeling my house and have painted some of the bedrooms off and on, and each time I paint a room I get DH as though I had been glutened. Does anyone know if there is some kind of wheat/gluten binder in latex paint?

I was told by Mayo Clinic that I have the Double DQ8 gene, so I am suseptible to even "airborne gluten" due to be extremely sensitive, but I didn't realize interior house paint was not safe.

Can anyone shed any light on this for me? Do they make gluten free latex paint?

Thank you!

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I have been remodeling my house and have painted some of the bedrooms off and on, and each time I paint a room I get DH as though I had been glutened. Does anyone know if there is some kind of wheat/gluten binder in latex paint?

I was told by Mayo Clinic that I have the Double DQ8 gene, so I am suseptible to even "airborne gluten" due to be extremely sensitive, but I didn't realize interior house paint was not safe.

Can anyone shed any light on this for me? Do they make gluten free latex paint?

Thank you!

I don't know about latex paint, but I have heard people talk here about drywall dust.

Can't verify this, but it has raised concerns.

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I've never heard of gluten in paint. There is no gluten in drywall itself (it is gypsum and paper). However, drying agents for the joint compound can contain: "plaster of Paris, calcium carbonate, gypsum, crystallized silicon dioxide (quartz), Portland cement, perlite, lime, hydroxy ethyl ether of cellulose, polyvinyl alcohol, starch, wood fiber, potassium naphthalene sulfon, aluminum sulfate, sodium citrate, ammonium tartrate, hydrolyzed protein, monosodium phosphate, sodium naphthalene sulfonate, potassium sulfate and various trace materials, or mixtures thereof."http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6238476.html (I happened to research this once before for someone who was remodeling and feeling glutened.)

If you aren't sanding down drywall before you paint, though, this isn't the problem.

You may be sensitive to another ingredient in the paint. Have you tried using a mask when you do the work?

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It could be used as a thickening agent. The NIH website has a list of nonfood gluten containing items. It is by no means a complete list but if you do a search with the name of the paint you might get your answer. If you google NIH and gluten you might even go right to the page.

Meanwhile get yourself some gloves, I use non powdered medical quality at about $6 a box of 50 at the drug store and use them when doing anything that gets 'stuff' on your hands. I find they are thick enough so I can take them off and just leave them like on top of the furniture polish can. Unless they get wet they work for multiple uses.

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