Can Halal Hand Sanitiser Avoid Covid19?
The demand for Alcohol FREE or Halal hand sanitiser surge among Muslims worldwide as way of breaking the chain of Covid19 virus spreading.
Businesses including owned by Muslims worldwide started to market hand sanitiser products as “Muslim Friendlly” despited knowing it made from isopropyl alcohol and ethyl alcohol can also be used to make hand sanitizers.
Is alcohol made hand sanitiser can be consider as Halal?
A check with the Malaysia National Fatwa Council’s Committee portal ruled that alcohol that is not produced through the process of making liquor is not unclean but haram (not permissible) to be consumed, whereas alcohol from the process of making liquor is considered haram and unclean. It can be concluded that the hand sanitiser can be used when performing prayers and is not considered unclean.
This is clear as the Fatwa Council’s Committee had decided that medications and fragrances containing alcohol are a necessity and therefore (its use) is forgivable.
Cant Halal or Alcohol Free Hand Sanitiser Combat Infections?
At time of Covid19 crisis, it’s the people’s attitude that simply follows what others do? The usage of alcohol base sanitiser increases among medical professionals due to time constraints, adhering to universal precautions, including proper hand washing before and after all patient contact.
Some perioperative health care workers, therefore, routinely use rise-free hand sanitizers to supplement normal hand washing. Researchers work to identify antimicrobial effectiveness of two alcohol–containing hand sanitizers and a novel surfactant, allantoin, benzalkonium chloride (SAB) hand sanitizer.
The scientific studies found that all three products were equally effective after a single application. After repeated use, the alcohol-containing sanitizers did not meet standards, and the alcohol-free sanitizer did.
Effective Hand Wash to Prevent Virus Spread
According to Centre for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of microbes on hands in some situations, but sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs.
CDC also made recommending to wash hands with soap and water whenever possible because hand washing reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on hands. But if soap and water are not available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others