Bridget Huber

Bridget Huber

A Staff Writer for Fairwarning.org, Huber has reported on science, health and the environment for The Nation, The Christian Science Monitor, Associated Press, Grist and others. She is an alumna of the graduate school of journalism at the University of California Berkeley where she is also a Masters in Public Health candidate. Originally from Maine, Bridget likes to cook, garden and rattle around her adopted hometown of Oakland on bike.

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Report points to cancer risk from chemicals used to treat drinking water

February 28, 2013

Chemicals used to treat drinking water for millions of Americans may raise the risk of cancer and lead to other unintended health hazards, according to a report released today by the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy organization.


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California lawmaker seeks federal probe of new tanning industry group

February 11, 2013

A California lawmaker is urging federal regulators to investigate a new tanning industry group he says is using “junk science” to mislead the public about the risks of sunbeds.


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New tanning industry campaign to dismiss skin cancer threat draws fire from doctors’ group

January 23, 2013

A new campaign by the tanning industry to promote the safety of sunbed use has come under fierce attack from the American Academy of Dermatology, which is accusing the industry of making claims that are “ridiculous” and unsupported by scientific evidence.


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Stigma of ‘smokers’ disease’ stifles fight against no. 1 killer, lung cancer

About 15 percent of lung cancer cases are in people who never smoked
November 19, 2012

Lung cancer takes more lives than any other cancer. This year it will kill an estimated 160,340 Americans – more than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Yet while lung cancer remains largely a death sentence — just 15.9 percent of those diagnosed are alive five years later — the federal government funds far less research on the disease than on other common cancers.


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