This section features numerous governmental links for emergency, non-emergency and research use. This page contains links to useful calculations relating to health, safety, medical and travel issues.
Other links that are available in this section include the following:
- Governmental links are those sites that are produced and sponsored by various government authorities. These are useful for emergency assistance for travelers.
Press & Media links are those hosted by various press, media and news organizations around the world.
- NGO links are those hosted by non-governmental organizations. These may be helpful in emergency situations.
- Dates & Holidays lists notable dates, anniversaries, national and religious holidays as well as commemorations and celebrations in dozens of countries around the world. These are helpful for travel planning and keeping safe while on the road.
- Road Conditions features links to road and highway conditions and provides emergency travel advisories for all 50 US states and 10 Canadian provinces based on information provided by their respective Departments of Transportation.
Please note that these sites are not affiliated with, and remain third-party to, LivingSafely.org or related organizations. By using these links you agree to our Terms of Service. You must have Java turned on to use these sites. Each link opens a new window and keeps this one active in the background.
Body Mass Index ("BMI")
BMI provides a useful measurement of the ratio of your height to mass (i.e., your weight). For the vast majority of people, it is considered to be a very reliable indicator of body fat.
There are two different types of BMI calculations: one for kids and teenagers (from 2 to 19 years of age) and another for adults (those aged 20 and over). Depending on what units you use to measure yourself (inches, pounds, centimeters or kilograms), adults can use one of these easy calculators:
Kids and teenagers can use:
This site converts one currency to another using a number of different current (and past) exchange rates. This can be very useful for pre-trip planning, hotel bookings, shopping comparisons and post-trip expense reports. You can even print out a pocket-sized currency "cheat sheet" to help you convert foreign money back into your currency quickly and easily.