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Wheat At Work, A Risk?

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im a new celiac and i work at a pizza place.

so obviously, there is wheat and flour all over.

is that a risk for me, to be working there?

im pretty sure i also have DH and I'm wondering if the flour on my skin would make it worse.

any input on if its safe for me to be working there or if i should find a new job would be great! thanks!

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Welcome to our world.

Yes, it is a risk. Flour can be airborne and inhaled, and it is just a inevitable that some will be swallowed. If you have active DH then the rash can be worsened by contact between the broken skin and the flour.

I would seriously look for another job. In the meantime, wear a mask to keep flour dust out of you mouth and nose, and cover your skin as much as possible. Wear gloves when handling the dough. DH causes breaks in the skin which may not be immediately visible.


Peter

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