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Publication #4H HEL 70.13

Headlines for Health! Newspaper Fact Sheets1

Joy Jordan, Hyun-Jeong Lee, Susan Williams, and Jessica Kochert2

Children today will be exposed to more chemicals over their lifetimes than any previous generation. Headlines for Health teaches youth about the environmental hazards that may exist around them and helps youth to recognize the warning signs of these environmental hazards before the risks become serious.

The project culminates in an student-created environmental health newspaper with a variety of articles and features to help keep youth and their families safe from environmental dangers.

To view or print the compiled Newspaper Fact Sheets, click here.

Headlines for Health is divided into the following lesson plans:

Clean Sweep
Scavenger Hunt
Let's Go Green
AD-vantageous Cleaners
  • Mold

What's Growing On?
Moldy Advice
  • Lead

The Lead Scenario
  • Radon

Sherlock "Radon" Holmes
  • Air Pollution

Pollution Solution
  • Asthma Triggers

Asthma Triggers, M.D.
Asthma Attack!

Newspaper Fact Sheets



This document is 4H HEL 70.13, one of a series of the 4-H Youth Development Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date July 2007. Reviewed June 2015. Visit the EDIS website at


Joy Jordan, 4-H youth development specialists; Hyun-Jeong Lee, housing specialist; Susan Williams, grant project manager; and Jessica Kochert, graphic design and publication support, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.