Is It Safe To Vacuum Up Gluten?
Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:23 PM
Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:04 PM
But, honestly, it is not something that worries me.
Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000.
Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes diagnosed in March 1986
Markham, Ontario (borders on Toronto)
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:47 PM
I suggest someone else use the vacuum. Most vacuums do put dust into the air. To minimize that I wonder if you could use a special filter bag- if they have one for your vac. Change the bag before someone vacuums and when you are done.
If you can find noone else to vacuum, that does not have a gluten problem, I say the mask would be a good idea. I might pick it up with gloves and mask and small broom. I might vacuum. I would also rinse off everything used afterward. I would stay out of the room and revacuum several times before I was really happy with it.
I would say, for your information, that I think this is very cautious, and would satisfy me if I had the need.
Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:28 PM
Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:23 PM
If you can either wear a heavy duty mask with goggles or have someone else take a dampened paper towel(s) to pick up the sheetrock granules, and then just throw them away into a plastic bag, then it would reduce the amount that goes into the air from vacuuming.
You can buy vacuum cleaners that put very little dust into the air. I just got one from a used vacuum cleaner place, which reduced the cost to half.
I agree with cleaning the rest of the room. I would use a heavy duty mask while doing it, or have someone else do it.
Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:43 PM
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Despite all, remaining positive!
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Diagnosed with PCOS - 2001
Biopsy- diagnosed Celiac / gastritis - June 2012
Trying to heal
Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:26 AM
We live in a 90 year old house, which has plaster and lath instead of sheet rock. Anyone know if old plaster has gluten in it as well?
Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:38 AM
Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).
Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!
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