An interesting implication of the 2007 study concerns the use of hand sanitizers by observant Muslims. Alcohol is forbidden (haram) to Muslims. Since the alcohol in hand sanitizer is absorbed into the blood, does that make these hand sanitizers haram?
An average healthy 7 year old boy weighs about 50 lb (23 kg). If we suppose the same amount of alcohol as in a 150 lb adult, that might amount to 3.1 to 6.0 mg/L in the child’s body—still far below an intoxicating effect.
However rare side effects observed among children can be metabolic acidosis, coma, respiratory depression, and hypoglycemia-