Washington, DC -- Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, made the following statement upon conclusion of today's hearing on TSCA reform efforts.

Senator Boxer said: "Now that we have concluded our in-depth hearing, it is very clear that certain principles must be the center piece of any toxic chemical reform bill moving forward.

1. Specific protection for our most vulnerable populations including children;
2. Timeframes for EPA to act on the most dangerous chemicals;
3. Protection of our families by ensuring that states have the ability to act on harmful toxins; and
4. Protection of all victims to hold all responsible parties to account in case of harm."