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Table 5 Main reasons to use QSAR methods going forward

From: Use and perceived benefits and barriers of QSAR models for REACH: findings from a questionnaire to stakeholders

Main reasons ACACON REGUL INDUS
To identify and prioritise substances of concern.
To improve the response to regulatory requirements such as risk assessment and classification and labelling.
To reduce the use of vertebrates in experiments - to meet regulatory requirements.
To reduce the time and costs of experiments.
To assess potentially thousands of chemicals simultaneously
To reduce the use of vertebrates in experiments - to meet our own ethical policies.
To address endpoints for which animal models are not fully accepted.