Keep Your Family Safe with these 6 Must-Have Smartphone Apps

by Linsey Knerl on 10 May 2010 2 comments

Everyone wants their home to be a haven from dangers, and thanks to a recent roundup of some of the best smart phone apps designed to  keep you safe, you can sleep a little sounder tonight!  Check out 2 of the 6 that we recommended in a recent My Life Scoop article!

WebMD Mobile

Cost: Free

Compability: iPhone

While a smart phone app can never be a suitable replacement for a doctor’s advice, we’re all prone to “Googling” symptoms and emergency first aid procedures as a first response to the medical unknown.  With the WebMD Mobile app, most of the information you can find on the trusted WebMD website is available with just a few taps on your iPhone screen, giving you answers to your most pressing questions in a snap. Whether you want to know if it’s OK to take ibuprofen with your antidepressant, or you’re not sure of the proper procedure for treating a mild sunburn, this app has you covered! With basic CPR instructions (complete with illustrations), this is a must-have app for acting appropriately in any medical emergency.

Label Lookup

Compatibility: iPhone

Cost: Free

Before you assume that your child’s toy is safe, simply because it’s labeled “non-toxic” – think again. With all the inconsistencies in labeling, these days, it’s imperative to have a trusted source at your fingertips, giving you the truth behind labels. Label Lookup is the best thing to happen to consumer awareness, and it’s a project of the reputable Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).  Covering food, personal care, cleaning supplies, paper, paint and wood, it’s easy to find just what you’re looking for based on the certifications of the EPA, USDA, and more. Let this app lead you to better buying choices, before you bring potentially dangerous items into your home!

Want to know about the other four that we trust to use in our homes?  See the full article at the My Life Scoop website!

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Are there no apps for "smartphones" other than iphone?

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Wow..thanks. these apps are a must have for emergencies.