I recently spoke at the PORTLAND (Maine) CELIAC DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP where an audience member told the story of her daughter arriving home from college and getting gluten attacks.
Now the daughter had been diagnosed years before and her mom kept at GF kitchen, so they couldn't figure it out. But the daughter was getting sicker every day over her break.
Finally her mom wondered about the renovations that were being done on the house. She researched the drywall that was being installed and found it contained wheat starch! In addition, the joint compound also contained a wheat derivative...and this stuff (as you can imagine) was floating all through their house. In fact, the mom was sweeping the floors daily.
Clearly gluten was coating everything!
Does anyone know of any other unsuspecting household substances that might contain gluten??