Illustration for for an article on hazardous chemicals. Kitchen tools, carpets, even the paint on the wall — disinfectants like triclosan lurk in a shocking variety of consumer products, and they permeate our homes and environments. The FDA Banned These Chemicals — and They’re Still Everywhere. Antibacterial compounds are no longer in your hand soap, but they’re in your floors, your walls, and in your body.
    Just about two years ago, activists who work to reduce environmental contamination from hazardous chemicals were feeling pretty cheerful. After a struggle that had lasted decades, they’d persuaded the Food and Drug Administration to ban a slate of antibacterial chemicals from soaps and bodywashes in the United States.

The rap on the chemicals — especially the best-known and most common ones on the list, triclosan and triclocarban — was that hundreds of pieces of scientific research revealed they did more harm than good to humans and to the environment. Mouse studies suggested that these bacteria-killing compounds might affect hormone production and damage the microbiome, and they appeared to contribute to antibiotic resistance. Moreover, cleansers with these chemicals were no better at killing infectious bugs than plain soap and water.

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Birth Defect — It’s Nice That
A Lesson in Not Overthinking and Designing with Humor from Lennarts & de BruijnEye on Design AIGA
People of Print – People of Print
RIP Mondriaan – NRC Handelsblad Newspaper
RIP Mondriaan – NRC Handelsblad
RIP Mondriaan – Den Haag TV
RIP Mondriaan – Vice Creators NL
RIP Mondriaan – Vormplatform
Started and became members of .zip
Instagram uitleen – Vormplatform. (NL)
Wat nu, Koetsier?!
Money, Politics and Bananas – JOIA Magazine #45
It's Nice That
Dutch Designers Magazine DUDE – BNO
'Instagram uitleen' – Vormplatform (NL)
'Chaumont Design Graphique' 🏁 – Chaumont. (FR)
Teaching Graphic Design, preparation year Royal Academy of Arts, Den Haag.


EKKO Utrecht – Hip Hop mural
EKKO Utrecht, HipHop stills videoclip Lit
We Are Here FC – Nutshuis
Stroom Opzicht – Stroom Den Haag
Aftrap #4 –  ARTrium – work: Money, Politics and Bananas
All Hands on Deck, Graphic Design Festival Breda, Breda. (NL)
Graduation Show  Royal Academy Of Arts – Den Haag (NL)
Beeldmakers #1 – Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
Carte Blanche Eddie the Eagle – tolhuistuin, Amsterdam. (NL)
Chaumont Design Graphique  – Chaumont. (FR)
Ha-Ha-Hapiness – Depot BG, Amsterdam. (NL)
Whats Inside The Koffer? – Ministry Of Finance, Den Haag. (NL)
‘Nature’ – Royal Academy Of Arts, Den Haag. (NL)
‘Typographical Karaoke’ – Depot BG, Amsterdam. (NL)