I wrote about this last year in September, but I think it is important enough to bring it up again. If you have a gluten-free school age child or children, you may not be aware of the fact that a lot of school art supplies are laden with hidden (or not so hidden), gluten.
You might say, “So what? Gluten molecules are too large to be absorbed through the skin.” And you’d be right, but think about this, what if your child goes from playing with glutenous Play-Doh to eating a snack without washing his hands? I know, your child always washes her hands, but what if she doesn’t. Yep! That gluten-free apple, just became glutenized with your little ones Play-Doh’ed hands.
This doesn’t just happen with small or preschool age children. Older children inadvertantly put their hands or fingers in their mouths too. For that matter my dear hubby puts his fingers in his mouth. Gross! He’s a nail biter and I’m always yelling at him, but that’s another story. The point I’m trying to make is this, people, both children and adults forget and put things in their mouths that they shouldn’t.