Baking for others...
If my test results come back positive (as I am almost 100%) positive they will, do I have to stop baking regular baked goods for others? Is gluten absorbed through skin? What about breathing it, etc. Do I have to stop baking with flour (the wheat/barley/rye kind)? I love to bake... Eeeeeek!
Steve's response: Thank you Laura for the question. Based on research I have done, it is determined the protein molecules in gluten are too large to be absorbed through the skin. You can look at celiac.com or mayoclinic.com to read doctors statements on this. Our son never had an issue of touching food containing gluten. However, if you are baking, you need to be careful not to ingest the dough or any food containing gluten thorugh your mouth so I would suggest washing your hands thoroughly after you are done your baking.
As far as breathing gluten, I haven't heard or read about this being an issue however, I can not guarantee this. I would suggest you check with your doctor.
Hope this helps?