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Yes! Yikes!

There is usually gluten in gluey adhesive things.

It is one of the surprising Cross Contaminations that can "get" us.

I hope you don't get a reaction.


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I think the envelope thing is more of a Celiac urban myth. It comes up a lot but has anyone ever reported getting sick from them? I've licked multiple envelopes from different sources


"My experience has been that there is, surprisingly, always hope." - Eleven

Positive blood test & endoscopy / Gluten-free 10-07-10 / Dairy-free / Soy-free

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This rumor has been around for ages, but I have never seen a confirmed case of adhesive actually containing gluten. It just isn't something I worry about.


Peter

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https://www.celiac.com/articles/183/1/Additional-Things-to-Beware-of-to-Maintain-a-100-Gluten-Free-Diet/Page1.html

envelopes are on this list,,,, ""Stamps, envelopes or other gummed labels. ""

so do I worry or not?.. I just noticed it was published in 1996 so maybe it is out of date??


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http://www.celiac.co...Diet/Page1.html

envelopes are on this list,,,, ""Stamps, envelopes or other gummed labels. ""

so do I worry or not?.. I just noticed it was published in 1996 so maybe it is out of date??

I wouldn't worry about it...read Peter's post above.


Sylvia

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I just use tape or wet a sponge to wet the envelope, I always have even before my gluten free days. It may not be a gluten issue but I don't like putting stuff that isn't food in my mouth if I can help it.


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Years & years & years ago gluten was on envelopes(glue part) but you are pretty safe now days. But my thought on licking envelopes is who would want to put that in their mouth when they are not sure what was on the machine processing that envelope!*!*!* I'm fairly sure it is not a sterile place that I would feel comfortable with putting in my mouth anyway.... Yucky.... Just my two cents.

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