Avoiding animal testing is the highest priority! As laid down in Annex XI of REACH, qualitative or quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSARs) can be used instead of testing if they fulfil conditions of scientific validity, compliance with an applicability domain and adequacy of result in terms of classification and risk assessment. QSARs can also be used as supporting information, or for prioritising testing. Over the years, numerous QSAR models have been used extensively on substances including monomers that can be applied as building units for polymers. Moreover, QSAR methods are available and being continuously developed for polymers themselves, delivering satisfactory results.
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