Can kids with coeliac disease safely use Play-Doh?

Sticky items transfer most gluten in classroom activities but handwashing helps: study

Children with coeliac disease can safely enjoy Play-Doh so long as they don’t eat it, according to researchers. 


In addition, playing with dried, uncooked pasta shapes is acceptable, but a sticky, floury experience with biscuit dough or paper mache can result in gluten exposure, a US study suggests. 

Researchers, from the Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC, US, examined five scenarios, assessing the gluten transfer from common classroom supplies and foods. 

In their study, 30 children, aged 2-18, took part in five