About the Author

Hello. Welcome to Non Toxic for Health! Thanks for stopping by.

My name is Mary and I am the webmaster and author of this site. I also create the cartoons cause my right brain likes to come out and play.

First thing you need to know - Unlike the majority of Non Toxic related websites - I am not just self-taught. I actually spent 12 years in college studying Environmental Health Issues.

And that's why I believe reducing your exposure to the toxic chemicals in everyday products is as important to being and staying healthy as diet and exercise.

So I want to share with you what I've learned over the past 30 years about toxic chemical exposure and how to avoid it. As an environmental scientist and a less toxic living practitioner I provide a unique, science-based perspective on protecting your health. The information found here is a blend of science, personal experience and opinion.

I follow the science I don't track the trends.

Now, a little personal info:

I taught college science for many years, until I took my mid-life crises on the road. After spending a year traveling, hiking and camping all over the U.S. with my dog Carson, I fell into freelance writing. I lived in a small mountain home with Carson and then a nearly deaf, one-eyed dog named Molly and a toothless, deaf cat named Kit. I am also an avid hiker and environmental project volunteer.

UPDATES - (2018 - present) I now share my vagabond life with a vision and hearing impaired hound mix named Cheech. I adopted him from a shelter while volunteering in Florida. He's a sweet, crazy dog with boundless energy who loves every living creature he meets. He is also very proud of his ball catching skills. It has to bounce first, but he usually catches it.

In February 2016 my dear, sweet Molly traveled over the Rainbow Bridge where her thoughts are no longer muddled, her vision is clear and her heart is strong. She was a tough old broad who endured terrible things for the first 10 years of her life, yet remained sweet and loving. I cherish our 2 and a half years together and miss her presence every day.

I also sold my mountain home, converted a van into a camper and spent several years camping and volunteering. Currently, I've settled into a tiny house for awhile in my home state of PA.

Although I thrive on new experiences and change things up a lot, one thing hasn't changed - the reason I started this website. And that's my passion for educating people about toxin exposure and the health risks associated with exposure.

I am thrilled to share what I’ve learned over the years with you. And frankly, my friends are sick of hearing about this topic.

The science nerd in me loves to do research and I will do my best to provide you with up to date and accurate information on the topics I cover. I will continue to grow this site and really want to hear from all of you. I have added contact and comment forms so you can send me your comments and questions and suggestions for topics you would like to see covered (Did I mention I love to do research?). I hope you will stop back often. Here’s to Non Toxic Healthy Living!

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