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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:32 AM

I have been suffering from gluten symptoms since the weekend and assuming that the chocolate brownies I made at the weekend (with supposedly gluten-free ingredients) must have been contaminated. As I was grieving for them (they were very yum!) and thinking I would have to chuck them out or give them away, I had a flash of inspiration that maybe the reaction was due to the wallpaper paste I was using at the weekend.

I looked it up on this forum and there were some references that questioned it and some links to follow up which I did, and lo and behold:

"The glue property of gluten is still used today to make wallpaper paste. The old-fashioned way of making wallpaper paste was to mix up high gluten flour and warm water into a soupy paste that would be applied to the back of wallpaper to get it to stick to the walls. Itís that sticky!"

True, you don't eat the stuff, but the powder is airborne when you are mixing it and I did get a splash on my lips at one point.

So I know it's mentioned elsewhere on this forum but I thought it was worth spelling out loud and clear: BEWARE THE WALLPAPER PASTE!!!
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:48 AM

Sorry you got glutened. If you need to paper again just be sure to wear gloves and a mask. That also applies if you are removing wallpaper. Hope you're feeling better soon.
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Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
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