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Working In A Bakery

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CAN SUM1 TELL ME IF WORKING IN A BAKERY WOULD AFFECT THE INTOLERANCE AS I NEED A GLUTEN FREE DIET,I THOUGHT THAT ONLY IF THE FOOD WAS EAT YOU WOULD GET SYMPTOMS,IM NT SURE BUT AT THE MO I NO I WILL BE DRIVING A FORK LIFT TRUCK IN THE FACTORY SO CAN SUM 1 HELP ME.THNX

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I read about a study where people with refractory celiac disease (meaning they weren't getting better) were actually working in a pet food plant so they were inhaling small amounts of gluten in the air at work. When they wore masks, they began to show improvement (sorry I can't remember where I saw this article). So, basically, if you can find another profession that wouldn't require you to be around gluten that would be ideal. If not, try wearing a mask and see if that helps. As always though, consult your physician. Good luck! :)

CAN SUM1 TELL ME IF WORKING IN A BAKERY WOULD AFFECT THE INTOLERANCE AS I NEED A GLUTEN FREE DIET,I THOUGHT THAT ONLY IF THE FOOD WAS EAT YOU WOULD GET SYMPTOMS,IM NT SURE BUT AT THE MO I NO I WILL BE DRIVING A FORK LIFT TRUCK IN THE FACTORY SO CAN SUM 1 HELP ME.THNX

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I worked in a bakery many years before I knew I couldn't tolerate gluten, it was the beginning of migraines for me. These days I avoid bakeries.

I thought the suggestion for the mask was helpful.

I hope it works out for you.


A family with Celiac disease, two brothers and two sisters.

Lyme Disease, Diagnosis October 19, 2006

May 2006 - December 2008 Gluten and Dairy Free

December 2008, while seeing improvement on the gluten free diet, I did not recover and so in December of 2008 began the SCD and now have hope for recovery.

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My father in law is addicted to these doughnut things the local bakery makes..... he recntly came to visit for a couple weeks and my hubby decided to buy him some, we agreed I would be "ok" with them being in my house as long as they were confined to a certain area....

my hubby forgot to take the checkbook with him into the bakery, he called my cell and requested I bring it.......

I didnt realize I was going to have an issue just walking thru the door until my hand was on the door and I literally froze! I imagined all that gluten flour floating in the air even out in the shop and I had a panic attack! Yes I managed to pull myself together by holding my breath running inside throwing the checkbook at my hubby and running back out, I am SURE the staff thought I was insane!

As for working in one even in the warehouse, I dont think I could do it at all, however its your life and your health and you have to make your own choices, I suggest protection as much as possible, be it a face mask or full body suit you might see at some sci fi movie whatever works would be better than nothing.


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Since obviously there will be flour dust floating around in the air, you will be glutened all the time. There is almost no point of being on the gluten-free diet if you work in an environment like that.

So, I agree, either wear protection, or find a new job. Of course, even with wearing a mask you'll have flour all over yourself, your clothing, hands and hair, and will likely still get glutened.


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I think it depends on where they do the baking in relation to where you will have to work and if you would come into direct contact with the products or not. if by the time they reach you they are all boxed up and there is no chance you would have to touch anything but the forklift you may be okay if you wear gloves and a face mask.. if you are next to the bakery and these things are fresh from the oven....well that might be riskier.


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