Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Carla Viegas

Prof. Adjunto

Nota Biográfica

Academic Degrees

  • 2010 – PhD Degree in Public Health specialty in Environmental and Occupational Health. Thesis “Occupational exposure to fungi of workers from gyms and swimming pools” – National School of Public Health, New University of Lisbon
  • 2003 - Master Degree in Safety and Ergonomics – Technique University of Lisbon
  • 1998 - Bachelor Degree in Environmental Health - ESTeSL

Work experience

  • Since 2003 - Assistant Professor at ESTeSL. Teaching in the field of environmental health [BSc(Hons) Environmental Health]; Research in the field of environmental mycology and occupational exposure to fungi.
  • 1998-2003 – Environmental health technician in Public Health Servicesn; Safety and industrial hygiene consulter

 

Cargos

Positions

  • Since 2013 - Researcher from Research Group Environment and Health from ESTeSL
  • Since 2011 - Director of the Master in Occupational Health
  • Since 2004- Member of the ESTeSL Scientific Council
  • 2007-2009 - Vice President of the Pedagogical Council at ESTeSL

Comissões

Working groups

  • Since 2012 – Occupational Health Council in ESTeSL-IPL
  • Since 2010 -  Coordinator of several projects aiming the fungal contamination assessment in several occupational environments, mainly with high fungal load

Coordinator from the ongoing projects:

- “Assessment of fungal contamination from feed production and cork industry through conventional methods and molecular biology”

- Development of a new technology "FungiQ - Detection and quantification of fungi contamination (ESTESL-IPL): kit which aims to assess fungal contamination in air, surfaces, water and soil, and also fungal contamination of building materials": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfLJhuO1xt4&list=UU4_TCOaDCx_cdlVIKJGkRrQ;


 Participation in the following funding projects:
- SFRH/BD/69700/2010 “Children and elder exposure assessment to air pollutants”
- SFRH/BD/79277/2011 “Do the health benefits of practicing sports outweigh the risks?”
- SFRH/BPD/72775/2010 - Investigation of the distribution and molecular characterization of the fungal pathogen Aspergillus in Portugal, including cryptic species
- “EFICARE – Monitoring model for functional efficiency for Health Units facilities"

Áreas de Investigação

Researcher ID: B-7217-2013
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1545-6479

 

RESEARCH AND SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Edited Books

  • Viegas, C.; Pinheiro, C.; Sabino, R.; Viegas, S.; Brandão, J.; Veríssimo, C.; editors. Environmental mycology in public health: fungi and mycotoxins risk assessment and management. Academic Press; 2015.

 

Articles in peer-refereed international scientific journals

 

  • Viegas, C.; Mayer, S. (2015) Met-the-expert sessions: Professional exposure to fungal pathogens – an update to exposure conditions and exposure measurement. Mycoses, Blackwell Verlag GmbH, 58 (Suppl. 4), 14–19.
  • Viegas, C.; Faria, T.; Carolino, E.; Sabino, R.; Viegas, S. (2015) Fungal contamination in one hotel room: Does carpet coating in the floor enhance fungal contamination Mycoses;  Blackwell Verlag GmbH, 58 (Suppl. 4), 51–226: P229
  • Sabino, R.; Viegas, C.; Verıssimo, C.; Simões, H.; Brandão, J.; Martins, C.; Clemons, K.V.; Stevens D.A. (2015). Identification of Aspergillus cryptic species in hospital environment. Mycoses;  Blackwell Verlag GmbH, 58 (Suppl. 4), 51–226: P230
  • Viegas, C.; Faria, T.; Cambão, A.; Catarino, A.; Moreno, A.; Viegas, S. (2015). Occupational exposure to fungi and particles in poultry and bovine slaughterhouses. Mycoses;  Blackwell Verlag GmbH, 58 (Suppl. 4), 51–226: P232
  • Viegas, C.; Clérigo, A.; Faria, T.; Sabino, R.; Veríssimo, C.; Quintal Gomes, A.; Viegas, S. (2015). Accessing occupational exposure to fungi in a cork industry. Mycoses;  Blackwell Verlag GmbH, 58 (Suppl. 4), 51–226: P240
  • Viegas, S.; Meneses, M.; Viegas, C. (2015). Climate changes and mycotoxins: two risk factors associated! Toxicology Letters. Vol. 238 (2S) S1 – S420. Pag. S108. ISSN 0378 – 4274.
  • Viegas, C.; Faria, T.; Sabino, R.; Quintal Gomes, A.; Viegas, S. Feed contamination by potential toxigenic fungi. Toxicology Letters. Vol. 238 (2S) S1 – S420. Pag. S74. ISSN 0378 – 4274.
  • Viegas, C.; Sabino, R.; Botelho, D.; dos Santos, M.; Quintal Gomes, A. (2015) Assessment of exposure to the Penicillium glabrum complex in cork industry using complementing methods. Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, 66; 3: DOI: 10.1515/aiht-2015-66-2614
  • Romão, D.; Sabino, R.; Veríssimo, C.; Viegas, C.; Barroso, H.; Duarte, A.; Solo-Gabriele, H.; Gunde-Cimerman, N.; Babič, M.N.; Marom, T.; Brandão, J. (2015) Children and Sand Play: Screening of Potential Harmful Microorganisms in Sandboxes, Parks, and Beaches. Curr Fungal Infect Rep September 2015, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 155-163 DOI 10.1007/s12281-015-0230-5
  • Solo-Gabriele, H.M.; Harwood, V.J.; Kay D.; Fujioka, R.S.;  Sadowsky, M.J.; , Whitman, R.L.; Wither, A.; Caniça, M.; Carvalho da Fonseca, R.; Duarte, A.;  Edge, T.A.; Gargaté, M.J.; Gunde-Cimerman, N.; Hagen, F.; McLellan, S.; Nogueira da Silva, A.; Babič, M.N.; Prada, S.; Rodrigues, R.; Romão, D.; Sabino, R.; Samson, R.A.;  Segal, E.; Staley, C.; Taylor, H.D.; Veríssimo, C.; Viegas, C.; Brandão, J.C. Beach Sand and the Potential for Infectious Disease Transmission: Observations and Recommendations. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.  Special Issue - OHH Oceans and Human Health.
  • Viegas, S.; Brandão, J.; Taylor, H.; Viegas, C. (2015). Environmental microbiology for public health – Capturing international developments in the field. Research in Microbiology.
  • Ramos, C. A.; Viegas, C.; Cabo Verde, S.; Wolterbeek, H.T.; Almeida, S., M. (2015) Characterizing the fungal and bacterial microflora and concentrations in fitness centers Indoor and Built Environment 0(0) 1–11
  • Cabo Verde, S.;  Almeida S. M.;, Matos J.;  Guerreiro, D.; Meneses, M.; Faria, T.; Botelho, D.; Santos, M.; Viegas, C. (2015) Microbiological assessment of indoor air quality at different hospital sites, Research in Microbiology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resmic.2015.03.004
  • Viegas, C.; Faria, T.; dos Santos, M.; Carolino, E.; Quintal Gomes, A.; Sabino, R.; Viegas, S. (2015) Fungal burden in waste industry: an occupational risk to be solved. Environ Monit Assess: 187:199.
  • Viegas, S.; Veiga, L.; Figueiredo, P.; Almeida, A.; Carolino, E.; Viegas, C (2014). Assessment of Workers' Exposure to Aflatoxin B1 in a Portuguese Waste Industry. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. doi: 10.1093/annhyg/meu082
  • Viegas, S.; Almeida-Silva, M.; Viegas, C. (2014). Occupational exposure to particulate matter in 2 portuguese waste-sorting units. International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health 2014;27(5):854 – 862 http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/s13382-014-0310-8
  • Viegas, C.; Dias, R.; Quintal Gomes, A.; Meneses, M.; Sabino, R.; Viegas, S. (2014). Aspergillus flavus contamination in two Portuguese Wastewater Treatment Plants. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues, 77:14-16, 796-805, DOI: 10.1080/15287394.2014.909300
  • Pinheiro, A. C.; Viegas, C.; Viegas, S.; Veríssimo, C.; Brandão, J. & Macedo, M. F. (2014). Particulate matter distribution in selected portuguese archives: a preliminary study. International Journal of Conservation Science Volume 5, Issue 2, April-June 2014: 139-150.
  • Sabino, R.; Veríssimo, C.; Parada, H.; Brandão, J.; Viegas, C.; Carolino, E.; Clemons, K. V.; Stevens, D. A. (2014). Molecular screening of 246 Portuguese Aspergillus isolates among different clinical and environmental sources. Medical Mycology, 2014, 00, 1–12.
  • Viegas, C.; M. Almeida-Silva, Gomes, A. Q.; Wolterbeek, H. T. & Almeida, S. M. (2014). Fungal Contamination Assessment in Portuguese Elderly Care Centers. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues, 77:1-3, 14-23, DOI: 10.1080/15287394.2014.861336.
  • Viegas, C.; Gomes, A. Q.; Abegão, J.; Sabino, R.; Graça, T. & Viegas, S. (2014). Assessment of Fungal Contamination in Waste Sorting and Incineration — Case Study in Portugal. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues, 77:1-3, 57-68, DOI: 10.1080/15287394.2014.865583.
  • Viegas, C.; Faria, T.; Gomes, A. Q.; Sabino, R.; Seco, A. & Viegas, S. (2014). Fungal Contamination in Two Portuguese Wastewater Treatment Plants, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues, 77:1-3, 90-102, DOI: 10.1080/15287394.2014.866925
  • Sabino, R.; Rodrigues, R.; Costa, I.; Carneiro, C.; Cunha, M.; Duarte, A.; Faria, N.; Ferreira, F. C.; Gargaté, M. J.; Júlio, C.; Martins, M. L.; Nevers, M. B.; Oleastro, M.; Solo-Gabriele, H.; Veríssimo, C.;  Viegas, C.; Whitman, R. L.; Brandão, J. (2014). Routine screening of harmful microorganisms in beach sands: Implications to public health. Science of the Total Environment 472 (2014) 1062–1069.
  • Viegas, C; Malta-Vacas, J.; Sabino, R.; Viegas, S. & Veríssimo, C. (2014). Accessing indoor fungal contamination using conventional and molecular methods in Portuguese poultries. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Vol. 186, 3: 1951 – 1959. ISSN 0167-6369. DOI 10.1007/s10661-013-3509-4.
  • Sabino, R.; Viegas, C.; Veríssimo, C.; Martins, C.; Clemons, K. & Stevens, D. (2013). Screening of cryptic species among clinical Aspergillus isolates collected during one year period in a Portuguese reference laboratory. Mycoses 56 (supl 3): 132; 6th Trends in Medical Mycology, Copenhaga - Dinamarca 2013.
  • Viegas, S.; Mateus, V.; Almeida-Silva, M.; Carolino, E. & Viegas, C. (2013). Occupational exposure to particulate matter and respiratory symptoms in Portuguese swine barn workers. Journal of Toxicology and Environment Health, Part A, 76(17), 1007-1014, DOI: 10.1080/15287394.2013.831720.
  • Viegas, S.; Veiga, L.; Figueiredo, P.; Almeida, A.; Carolino, E.; Sabino, R.; Veríssimo, C. & Viegas, C. (2013). Occupational exposure to aflatoxin B1 in swine production and possible contamination sources. Journal of Toxicology and Environment Health, Part A, 76(15), 944-951, DOI: 10.1080/15287394.2013.826569.
  • Viegas, C.; Carolino, E.; Sabino, R.; Viegas, S. & Veríssimo, C. (2013). Fungal Contamination in Swine: A Potential Occupational Health Threat. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 76:4-5, 272-280. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15287394.2013.757205. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/2459.
  • Pinheiro, A. C.; Moura, L.; Sequeira, S.; Viegas, C.; Viegas, S. & Macedo, M. (2013). Risk analysis in a Portuguese archive: what has changed in five years? Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, 9(1):53-70.
  • Viegas, S.; Faísca, V. M.; Dias, H. B.; Clérigo, A.; Carolino, E.; Viegas, C. (2013). Occupational exposure to poultry dust and effects on the respiratory system in workers. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health A.; 76(4-5), 230-9. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/2462.
  • Faísca, V.; Carolino, E.; Sabino, R.; Veríssimo, V. & Viegas, C. (2012). Effects of fungal contamination respiratory symptoms of poultry workers. Mycoses. 55; 4: P731.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/advanced/search/results.
  • Malta-Vacas, J.; Sabino, R.; Viegas, S. & Viegas, C. (2012). Occupational Exposure to toxigenic fungi from Aspergillus flavus complex. Toxicology Letters. 211S, S43-S216. P34-04.
  • Malta-Vacas, J.; Viegas, S.; Sabino, R. & Viegas, C. (2012). Fungal and microbial volatile organic compounds exposure assessment in a waste sorting plant. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 75, 1410–1417. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15287394.2012.721175.
  • Pinheiro, C.; Viegas, C.; Viegas, S.; Veríssimo, C.; Brandão, J. & Macedo, M. (2012). Indoor air quality in portuguese archives: a snapshot on exposure levels. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 75:1359–1370.
  • Sabino, R.; Faísca, V. M.; Carolino, E.; Veríssimo, C.; Viegas, C. (2012). Occupational Exposure to Aspergillus by Swine and Poultry Farm Workers in Portugal. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 75:1381–1391, .http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15287394.2012.721170?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed.
  • Viegas, C.; Carolino, E.; Malta-Vacas, J.; Sabino, R.; Viegas, S. & Veríssimo, C. (2012). Fungal contamination of poultry litter: a public health problem. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 75, 1341–1350. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15287394.2012.721165.
  • Viegas, S.; Malta-Vacas, J. & Viegas, C. (2012). Exposure to microbial volatile organic compounds in a waste-handling unit. Toxicology Letters. 211S, S43-S216. P34-18.
  • Viegas, S.; Sabino, R.; Veríssimo, C.; Monteiro, A. & Viegas, C. (2012). Fungi, MVOCs and dust exposure assessment in Poultry production. Mycoses. 55; 4: P727. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/advanced/search/results.
  • Viegas, S.; Veiga, L.; Almeida, A.; Carolino, E. & Viegas, C. (2012). Biological monitoring of aflatoxin (AFB1) in workers of swine and poultry production. Toxicology Letters. 211S, S43-S216. P04-02.
  • Viegas, S.; Veiga, L.; Malta-Vacas, J.; Sabino, R.; Figueiredo, P.; Almeida, A.; Viegas, C. & Carolino, E. (2012). Occupational exposure to aflatoxin (afb1) in poultry production. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 75, 1330–1340. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15287394.2012.721164.
  • Viegas, S.; Veiga, L.; Veríssimo, C.; Sabino, R.; Figueiredo, P. ; Almeida, A.; Carolino, E. & Viegas, C. (2012). Occupational exposure to aflatoxin B1: the case of poultry and swine production. World Mycotoxin Journal, 249-255, 10.3920/WMJ2012.153.
  • Pinheiro, C.; Macedo, F.; Jurado, V.; Sais-Jimenez, C.; Viegas, C.; Brandão, J. & Rosado, L. (2011). Mould and yeasts identification in archival settings: Preliminary results on the use of traditional methods and molecular biology options in Portuguese archives. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 65, 619–627.
  • Viegas, C.; Alves, C.; Carolino, E.; Pinheiro, C.; Rosado, L. & Silva-Santos, C. (2011). Assessment of fungal contamination in a group of Lisbon´s gymnasiums with a swimming pool. Italian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 2(1), 15–20.
  • Viegas, C.; Viegas, S.; Sabino, R. & Veríssimo, C. (2011). Are air-borne micotoxins a public health concern in Portugal? Toxicology Letters. Volume 205, Supplement, 28 August 2011, Pages S300. Abstracts of the 47th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX). P2390.
  • Viegas, C.; Alves, C.; Carolino, E.; Rosado, L.; Silva-Santos, C. (2010). Prevalence of Fungi in Indoor Air – The Case of Gymnasiums with Swimming Pool. Indoor and Built Environment; 19; 5, 555–561.
  • Viegas, C.; Alves, C.; Carolino, E.; Rosado, L. & Silva-Santos, C. (2009). Occupational fungal contamination in the professionals of gymnasiums with swimming pool. Mycoses, 52(1), 55.

 

Articles in refereed international edited volumes

 

  • Viegas, S.; Sabino, R. & Viegas, C. (2015) Mycotoxins: Occurrence, Toxicology and Management Strategies, Chapter: Occupational Exposure to Aflatoxin B1: A New or a Forgotten Risk Factor?, Publisher: NOVA Science Publishers, Inc., Editors: Cesar Rios
  • C. Viegas, E. Carolino, M. Meneses, M. dos Santos, T. Graça & S. Viegas. (2015). Horse stable environment: what to expect regarding fungi and particles occupational exposure? Occupational Safety and Hygiene III Arezes et al. (Eds.) Taylor and Francis Group, London: 33 – 37. ISBN: 978-1- 138-02765-7.
  • Viegas, S.; Almeida-Silva, M.; Sabino, R. & Viegas, C. (2014). Occupational exposure to particulate matter and fungi in a composting plant – case study in Portugal. Occupational Safety and Hygiene II - Arezes et al. (eds). 2014 Taylor @Francis Group, London: 235 – 239. ISBN 978 – 1-138-00144-2.
  • Viegas, C.; Viegas, S.; Almeida-Silva, M.; Veríssimo, C. & Sabino, R. (2013). Environmental impact caused by fungal and particles contamination of Portuguese swine. In Brebbia CA, Kiss R, editors. Environmental Health Risk VII. Wessex: WIT Press, p. 11-25. ISBN 9781845647049.
  • Viegas, C.; Viegas, S.; Carolino, E.; Sabino, R. & Veríssimo, C. (2013). Exposure to particles and fungi in Portuguese swine production. In Arezes PM, Baptista JS, Barroso MP, Carneiro P, Cordeiro P, Costa N, et al, editors. Occupational safety and hygiene. London: Taylor & Francis, p. 377-382. ISBN 9781138000476.
  • Viegas, S.; Malta-Vacas, J.; Sabino, R.; Veríssimo, C. & Viegas, C. (2013). Potential poultry and meat products contamination by aflatoxin B1 due to fungal presence in Portuguese poultry units. In Brebbia CA, editor. Environmental Health Risk VII. Wessex: WIT Press, p. 175-84. ISBN 978-1-84564-704-9. Available from: http://library.witpress.com/pages/PaperInfo.asp?PaperID=24337.
  • Viegas, S.; Veiga, L.; Figueiredo, P.; Almeida, A.; Carolino, E. & Viegas, C. (2013). Occupational exposure to Aflatoxin B1 in Portuguese swine farms. In Arezes PM, Baptista, JS; Barroso, M.P.; Carneiro, P.; Cordeiro, P.; Costa, N, et al, editors. Occupational safety and hygiene. London: Taylor & Francis; p. 373-376. ISBN 9781138000476.
  • Viegas, C.; Viegas, S.; Monteiro, A.; Carolino, E.; Sabino, R. & Veríssimo, C. (2012). Comparison of indoor and outdoor fungi and particles in poultry units in Environmental Impact, Wessex: WIT Press;  62, 589 – 596. ISBN: 978-1-84564-604-2.
  • Viegas, C.; Viegas, S.; Monteiro, A.; Carolino, E.; Sabino, R. & Veríssimo, C. (2012). Air contaminants in animal production – poultry case in Air Pollution, Wessex: WIT Press 315 - 326. ISBN: 978-1-84564-582-3.
  • Viegas, S.; Almeida-Silva, M. & Viegas, C. (2012). Exposure to dust in Poultry – The importance of task differences for detailed exposure assessment in Air Pollution; 297-306. ISBN: 978-1-84564-582-3.
  • Viegas, C.; Ramos, C.; Almeida, M.; Sabino, R.; Veríssimo, C. & Rosado, L. (2011). Comparison of fungal contamination between hospitals and companies food units in Air Pollution XIX. WIT Transactions on Biomedicine and Health, 455 – 461. ISBN: 978 – 1 - 84564 –524 – 3.
  • Viegas, C.; Ramos, C.; Almeida, M.; Sabino, R.; Veríssimo, C. & Rosado, L. (2011). Air fungal contamination in ten hospitals food units in Food and Environment I. WIT Transactions on Biomedicine and Health, 127 – 132. ISBN: 978-1-84564-554-0.
  • Viegas, C.; Sabino, R.; Veríssimo, C. & Rosado, L. (2011). Assessment of fungal contamination in a Portuguese maternity in Environmental Health Risk VI. WIT Transactions on Biomedicine and Health, 127 – 133. ISBN: 1 – 85312 – 944 – 5.
  • Viegas, S.; Viegas, C.; Ramos, C.; Silva, M.; Sabino, R.; Veríssimo, C. & Rosado, L. (2011). Risk assessment of exposure to multiple mycotoxins in food in Food and Environment I. WIT Transactions on Biomedicine and Health, 81 – 87. ISBN: 978-1-84564-554-0.
  • Viegas, C.; Pinheiro, C.; Carolino, E.; Rosado, L. & Silva-Santos, C. (2010). Risk assessment methodology for surface fungal infection in gymnasium workers in Lisbon: a proposal in Risk Analysis VII Simulation and Hazard Mitigation. ISBN: 978-1-84564-472-7.
  • Viegas, C.; Veríssimo, C.; Rosado, L. & Silva-Santos, C. (2010). Air fungal contamination in two elementary schools in Lisbon, Portugal in Air Pollution 2010. WIT Transactions on Biomedicine and Health. ISBN: 978-1-84564-450-5.
  • Viegas, C.; Veríssimo, C.; Rosado, L.; Silva-Santos, C. (2010). Poultry fungal contamination as a public health problem in Environmental Toxicology III. WIT Transactions on Biomedicine and Health. ISBN: 978-1-84564-438-3.
  • Viegas, C.; Alves, C.; Carolino, E.; Rosado, L. & Silva-Santos, C. (2009). Occupational exposure to fungi in gymnasiums with swimming pool in Environmental Health Risk V. WIT Transactions on Biomedicine and Health. ISBN: 978-1-84564-002-6.