Boma Brown-West

Senior Manager, Consumer Health, Washington, D.C.

Area of Expertise: Sustainable consumer products and supply chains, safer chemicals, safer food, clean circular economy

Boma's focus is on driving safer products to the retail marketplace in order to reduce people’s exposure to toxic chemicals. Boma works closely with product manufacturers and retailers such as Walmart on sustainability strategies that promote the development and usage of safer chemicals in consumer products. She also leads EDF’s initiative “Behind the Label: a Blueprint for Safer Chemicals in the Marketplace” that lays out a path to corporate leadership. Prior to working at EDF, Boma worked for a decade at Whirlpool Corporation in product engineering and sustainability. She has an M.S. in Technology & Policy from MIT and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University.

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Beauty products can be more toxic for women of color. It’s time to change that.

Women of color like me are more exposed to toxic chemicals in beauty products. As someone working to make products safer, I see reasons for hope.

Ensuring your lab is capable of testing for heavy metals in food

Any company evaluating foods for heavy metal contamination must use a laboratory capable of measuring precisely at the level of concern.

Safer chemicals innovation

Consumers want products made with the safest available chemicals. Businesses are responding with policies that target key chemicals of concern.

The Chemical Footprint Project

How can participation in the Chemical Footprint Project help you gain recognition along your path to chemicals leadership from stakeholders?