How does design relate to pollution? This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney is talking about air pollution with Dominique Browning. Dominique has had a long and storied career in the publishing, editing, and design worlds, working at publications like Newsweek and House & Garden. Since then, Dominique has headed up Moms Clean Air Force, an organization that fights for the health of children by targeting indoor and outdoor air pollution. Did you know that certain chemicals used in furnishing can disrupt the human endocrine system or cause cancer? Find out how designers can learn from the new food movement and demand transparency! Tune in to hear Dominique talk about Moms Clean Air Force, and how the group gives women an outlet to flex their political power. Will sustainable household products ever become affordable for all? Find out all of this and more on this week’s edition of After the Jump! Thanks to our sponsor BluePrint Cleanse.
“Indoor air pollution relates back to my work in the design world because there are all these things in our plastics, couches, fabrics, etc. These things cause cancer, or are endocrine disruptors.” [4:45]
“Nobody in Washington wants to make mother angry… But we don’t exercise this power enough.” [19:40]
— Dominique Browning on After the Jump