Looking for a few good apps? Here are four free medical and safety apps you might find useful if you have kids. The apps are available for a variety of phones and devices.
. This app, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides important information about how to keep foods safe from harmful bacteria and viruses. Millions of Americans get sick every year from contaminated food, and kids are particularly vulnerable.
. To have kids is to have accidents. This app, from the American Red Cross, offers step-by-step instructions for the most common first aid emergencies. It also has safety tips for dealing with natural disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes. Preloaded content allows you to access safety information even without reception or an Internet connection.
FBI Child ID
. With this app, you can store pictures and vital information about your children in case they go missing. You can show pictures of your kids and provide physical identifiers, such as height and weight, to a security guard or a police officer right on the spot. You can also quickly email the information to authorities.
. The federal government recalls hundreds of products every year for safety reasons. This app can bring you up to speed on those recalls. Whether you’re checking out a car seat at a yard sale or a toy at your child’s day care center, you can type a product’s name into your phone and learn immediately whether the product has been recalled.