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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Do All "adhesives" Contain Gluten?

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Greetings Folks!

Well gee, I am wondering (and frankly fearing) about "Adhesives" now, due to my recently CCing myself by "licking some bill payment envelopes", (I paid for days with MORE sickness for that eh! :(

Anyway, so I would like to ask; Do ALL "adhesives" contain Gluten, or no? As in scotch tape/ duct tape/ or packing tape. AND what about other "fixatives", "epoxies", or "sealants". I am a "property manager" so I use all sorts of stuff like this frequently, and so I want to know if I need to do so with more care now or if they pose no threat. THANKS so muchly in advance for any inputs :D

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Most adhesives do not contain gluten. Resin based products, such as epoxy, and most solvent-based adhesives (sealants, plastic cement) do not contain gluten.

Some adhesives of the kind that use water/saliva as an activator do, but even then it is not all of them.

I don't have a list, because by and large, I don't eat the adhesives, and wash carefully after using them.

In Canada, envelopes sold under the Hilroy brand used a corn-based adhesive when I last inquired. The trouble with the reply ones in bills and advertising is that you have no way to know and no way to find out.

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THANKS fer the inputs psawyer & home_based_mom :D

I appreciate your replies greatly. Though I must admit I am still fairly unclear as to "what sort of adhesive is utilized on various types of tape?", and most especially "scotch tape and duct tape". I am glad to learn that all the sealants etc I have to use around here should not pose me any problems.

As to the "envelopes" situation... perhaps I should clarify a bit for the record here... it happens that I am a "World Vision Sponsor" of a child in Dominican Republic, and it is the normal routine that they send me a "sponsorship payment envelope" to return my monthly payment within. This was the envelope I licked without even a second thought (of course I am NEW to Celiac, am still undiagnosed, and have only been learning about "gluten sources" [hidden or obvious] for a few weeks total time now, so learnt about GLUE the hard way :( Now I use a wet napkin to moisten the envelopes I must use that are NOT peel & stick!

Anyhoo, thanks again for your kind infos... I still hope someone can clarify for me about "tapes" though.

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Scotch brand tape in any form (cellophane, Magic tape, box sealing tape, book tape, duct, tape, etc.) does not contain gluten.

High performance adhesives (epoxies and sealants) also do not contain gluten.

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I always use scotch tape of envelopes that are not peel and stick.

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I use a glue stick (or my husband :P ) for envelopes. I don't worry about tape and don't believe I've ever had a problem with it.

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OH THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ALL :D

I am just so thrilled to learn I can stop "washing my hands obsessively" after handling my "duct tape" (which is a 2-4 times a day reality here eh ;) That will decrease my NEW "washing OCD" by at least some degree, and ultimately shall also "save me money I now spend on hand moisturizers"! :lol:

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