Gluten must be ingested to cause a problem for those with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. However, if one is in an environment on a regular basis where gluten is airborne, such as a bakery, it’s possible that gluten can be ingested from the air.(Updated .)
Can I be glutened from boiling grains, like pasta, by inhaling the evaporated air from the boiling pot?
No, gluten must be ingested to activate celiac disease. However, large amounts of airborne flour and prolonged exposure to it can be an issue. This would be the case if regularly in a bakery environment.(Updated .)