Bridget Huber

Bridget Huber is a FairWarning contributor.

New Tanning Industry Campaign to Dismiss Skin Cancer Threat Draws Fire from Doctors' Group FairWarining Reports

New Tanning Industry Campaign to Dismiss Skin Cancer Threat Draws Fire from Doctors’ Group

A new campaign by the tanning industry to promote the safety of sunbed use has come under fierce attack from a national doctors group.

Burned by Health Warnings, Defiant Tanning Industry Assails Doctors, 'Sun Scare' Conspiracy FairWarining Investigates

Burned by Health Warnings, Defiant Tanning Industry Assails Doctors, ‘Sun Scare’ Conspiracy

The $4.9 billion tanning salon industry repeatedly has faced charges of misrepresenting health risks. So how is the industry responding? By going on the offensive with an audacious campaign to blunt skin cancer fears by discrediting physicians and health groups as members of a ‘Sun Scare’ conspiracy. Using tactics that seem cribbed from Big Tobacco’s playbook, the industry has challenged widely accepted scientific findings and funded advocacy groups to spread its message that sunbed use is a healthful source of vitamin D.