Boma Brown-West

Director, 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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Safer personal care products: Leadership requires equity

How companies can ensure that everyone - regardless of race or means - has equal access to safe products.

As e-commerce soars, are companies like Amazon, Walmart and eBay being transparent about the products they sell?

Online shopping is at an all-time high. It’s time for e-commerce retailers on the global leaderboard to champion sustainable products.

The future of sustainable e-commerce is here

SustainaBuy: a tool that integrates expertly sourced sustainability data into the online shopping experience.

The roadmap to sustainable e-commerce

A guide for the retail industry to greater transparency about the health and climate impacts of the products sold on their online platforms.

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.