Writer at Because Health and Program Manager at the Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Since 2003, Maria Williams has been learning about toxic chemicals hiding in everyday products, and how to avoid them. Starting as an outreach educator for King County's collection program for hazardous household waste, she then spent six years at Toxic-Free Future, where she ran a Toxics Hotline, wrote publications, and conducted original scientific research that revealed harmful chemicals found in toys and helped pass Washington's landmark Children's Safe Products Act.
She loves having so many opportunities to help spread the word on how our environment affects our health, and what we can all do to create a safer, healthier future.
Maria completed her BA in Environmental Studies at Oberlin College. She also holds a Professional Certificate in Editing from UC Berkeley.
Fav because health routine: Opening the windows as often as possible (even on rainy Seattle days!) to keep the air in her home healthy and fresh.