Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Susana Viegas

Prof. Adjunto

Nota Biográfica

Academic Degrees

Work experience

  • Since 2001 - Assistant Professor at ESTeSL. Teaching in the field of environmental health [BSc (Hons) Environmental Health]; Research in the field of occupational and environmental toxicology.
  • 1998-2003 – Safety and environment consultant in industrial companies.

Cargos

Positions

  • Since 2011 - Director of the Graduate Course on Environmental Health

Comissões

Working groups

  • Since 2010 -  Coordinator of an funding project by Authority for Working Conditions in Portugal about ”Occupational exposure to antineoplastic drugs in Portuguese Hospitals”
  • 2008 - 2010 - Coordinator of an funding project by Authority for Working Conditions in Portugal about ”Occupational exposure to formaldehyde in anatomy and pathology Portuguese laboratories ”

 

Áreas de Investigação

ResearcherID:    I-4053-2012
ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1015-8760

Áreas de Investigação

Research & Selected publications

Books

  • Viegas, S. Estudo da exposição profissional a formaldeído laboratórios hospitalares de anatomia patológica. Caminhos do Conhecimento, 2012. http://www.edi-colibri.pt/Detalhes.aspx?ItemID=1576
  • Viegas, S.; Almeida-Silva, M.; Sabino, R.; Viegas, C: 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.


Books chapters

  • Viegas S, Malta-Vacas J, Sabino R, Veríssimo C, Viegas C. Potential poultry and meat products contamination by aflatoxin B1 due to fungal presence in Portuguese poultry units. Environmental Health Risk VII, 2013: 175 – 184. ISBN: 978-1-84564-704-9.
  • Viegas C, Viegas S, Almeida-Silva M, Veríssimo C, Sabino R: Environmental impact caused by fungal and particles contamination of Portuguese swine. Environmental Health Risk VII, 2013: 11 – 25. ISBN: 978-1-84564-704-9.
  • Viegas S Veiga L,  Figueiredo E, Almeida A,Carolino E, Viegas C. Occupational exposure to Aflatoxin B1 in Portuguese swine farms. Occupational Safety and Hygiene — Arezes et al (eds) 2013 Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-00047-6.
  • Viegas C,  Carolino E,  Viegas S. Exposure to particles and fungi in Portuguese swine production. Occupational Safety and Hygiene — Arezes et al (eds) 2013 Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-00047-6.
  • Viegas, C.; Viegas, S.; Monteiro, A.; Carolino, E.; Sabino, R.; Verissimo, C. Comparison of indoor and outdoor fungi and particles in poultry units in Environmental Impact 2012, 62: 589 – 596. ISBN: 978-1-84564-604-2.
  • Viegas, S.; Ladeira, C.; Gomes, M.; Nunes, C., Brito, M. and Prista J. Genotoxic Effects of Exposure to Formaldehyde in Two Different Occupational Settings, Carcinogen, Margarita Pesheva, Martin Dimitrov and Teodora Stefkova Stoycheva (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0658-6, InTech, Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/books/carcinogen/genotoxic-effects-of-occupati...
  • Ladeira, C.; Viegas, S.; Carolino, E.; Gomes, M.C.; and Brito, M. (2012). Genotoxicity Biomarkers: Application in Histopathology Laboratories, Biomarker, Tapan Kumar Khan (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0577-0, InTech, Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/books/biomarker/genotoxicity-biomarkers-applic...
  • Viegas, S., Almeida-Silva, M., Viegas, C. Exposure to dust in Poultry – The importance of task differences for detailed exposure assessment in Air Pollution 2012. pp. 297 - 306. ISBN: 978-1-84564-582-3.
  • Viegas, C., Viegas, S., Monteiro, A., Carolino, E., Sabino, R., Verissimo, C.: Air contaminants in animal production – poultry case in Air Pollution 2012. pp. 315 - 326. ISBN: 978-1-84564-582-3.
  • Viegas S.: Occupational exposure to volatile organic compounds in the Portuguese Printing Industry in Environmental Health and Biomedecine. WIT Transactions on Biomedicine and Health, 2011: 233-239. ISBN: 978-1-84564-524-3.
  • Viegas S: Occupational exposure to perchlotroethylene in Portuguese dry-cleaning stores in Air Pollution XIX. WIT Transactions on Biomedicine and Health, 2011. 247 – 254. ISBN: 978 – 1 - 84564 – 524 – 3.
  • Viegas S, Viegas C, Ramos C, Silva M, Sabino R, Veríssimo C, Rosado L: Risk assessment of exposure to multiple mycotoxins in food in Food and Environment I. WIT Transactions on Biomedicine and Health, 2011: 81 – 87. ISBN: 978-1-84564-554-0.
  • Viegas, S.; Prista, J. “Formaldehyde in Indoor Air: A Public Health Problem?” WIT Transactions on Biomedicine and Health. http://library.witpress.com/..
  • Viegas, S.; Prista, J. “Aspects to Consider for Selection of Chemical Risk Assessment Methodology”. WIT Transactions on Biomedicine and Health. http://library.witpress.com/.
  • VIEGAS S, MALTA-VACAS J, SABINO R, VERÍSSIMO C, VIEGAS C: Potential poultry and meat products contamination by aflatoxin B1 due to fungal presence in Portuguese poultry units. Environmental Health Risk VII, 2013: 175 – 184. ISBN: 978-1-84564-704-9.
  • VIEGAS C, VIEGAS S, ALMEIDA-SILVA M, VERÍSSIMO C, SABINO R: Environmental impact caused by fungal and particles contamination of Portuguese swine. Environmental Health Risk VII, 2013: 11 – 25. ISBN: 978-1-84564-704-9.
  • S. Viegas, L. Veiga, E Figueredo, A. Almeida, E. Carolino & C. Viegas. Occupational exposure to Aflatoxin B1 in Portuguese swine farms. Occupational Safety and Hygiene — Arezes et al (eds) 2013 Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-00047-6.
  • C. Viegas, E. Carolino & S. Viegas. Exposure to particles and fungi in Portuguese swine production. Occupational Safety and Hygiene — Arezes et al (eds) 2013 Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-00047-6.


Peer-reviewed Papers

  • Viegas, S., Veiga, L., Figueiredo, P., Almeida, A., Carolino, E., Viegas, C. Assessment of Workers' Exposure to Aflatoxin B1 in a Portuguese Waste Industry. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 2014; doi: 10.1093/annhyg/meu082
  • Viegas, S., Almeida-Silva, M., Viegas, C. 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.
  • Costa S., Oliveira E., Reis C., Viegas, S., Serranheira, F. Mammography equipment design: impact on radiographers’ practice. Insights Imaging.DOI: 10.1007/s13244-014-0360-2.
  • Viegas S., Pádua M., Veiga A., Carolino E.; Gomes, M. (2014). Antineoplastic drugs contamination of workplace surfaces in two Portuguese hospitals. Environ Monit Assess. DOI 10.1007/s10661-014-3969-1.
  • C. Ladeira, S. Viegas, M. Pádua, M. Gomes, E. Carolino, M. C. Gomes & M. Brito (2014) Assessment of Genotoxic Effects in Nurses Handling Cytostatic Drugs, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues, 77:14-16, 879-887, DOI: 10.1080/15287394.2014.910158
  • C. Viegas, R. Dias, A. Quintal Gomes, M. Meneses, R. Sabino & S. Viegas (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.
  • Ana Pinheiro, Carla Viegas, Susana Viegas, Cristina Verissímo, João Brandão, Maria Macedo. Particulate matter distribution in selected Portuguese archives: a preliminary study. International Journal of Conservation Science. Volume 5, Issue 2, April-June 2014: 139-150.
  • Fernando Barbosa Júnior, Marcelo Farina, Susana Viegas, and Wilma De Grava Kempinas, “Toxicology of Metals and Metalloids,” BioMed Research International, vol. 2014, Article ID 253738, 2 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/253738.
  • C. Viegas , T. Faria , A. Quintal Gomes , R. Sabino , A. Seco & S. Viegas (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.
  • Carla Viegas , Anita Q. Gomes , João Abegão , Raquel Sabino , Tiago Graça & Susana Viegas (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.
  • S. Viegas, V. Mateus , M. Almeida-Silva , E. Carolino & C. Viegas (2013) Occupational Exposure toParticulate Matter and Respiratory Symptoms in Portuguese Swine Barn Workers, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues, 76:17, 1007-1014
  • S. Viegas, L. Veiga, C. Verissimo, R. Sabino, P. Figueredo, A.
    Almeida, E. Carolino, C. Viegas. (2013). Occupational Exposure to Aflatoxin B1 in Swine Production and Possible Contamination Sources, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues, 76:15, 944-951, DOI: 10.1080/15287394.2013.826569
  • C. Viegas, J. Malta-Vacas, R. Sabino, S. Viegas, C. Veríssimo.
    Accessing indoor fungal contamination using conventional and molecular methods in Portuguese poultries. Environ Monit Assess. [in press]
  • Viegas S, Veiga L, Malta-Vacas J, Sabino R, Figueredo P, Almeida A, Viegas C, Carolino E. Occupational exposure to aflatoxin (AFB1) in poultry production. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 75:1330–1340, 2012. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15287394.2012.721164
  • Viegas S, Ladeira C, Nunes C, Malta-Vacas J, Gomes M, Brito M, Mendonça P, Prista J. Genotoxic effects in occupational exposure to formaldehyde: A study in anatomy and pathology laboratories and formaldehyde-resin production.  Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology. 2010. 5:25. http://www.occup-med.com/content/5/1/25.
  • Ladeira C, Viegas S, Carolino E, Prista J, Gomes M, Brito M. Genotoxicity biomarkers in occupational exposure to formaldehyde-The case of histopathology laboratories. Mutation Research. 2011.
  • Viegas S, Veiga L, Almeida A, Carolino E, Viegas C. Biological monitoring of aflatoxin (AFB1) in workers of swine and poultry production. Toxicology Letters. 211S (2012) S43-S216. P04-02 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378427412003001
  • Viegas S, Malta-Vacas J, Viegas C. Exposure to microbial volatile organic compounds in a waste-handling unit. Toxicology Letters. 211S (2012) S43-S216. P34-18. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378427412008624
  • Viegas S, Sabino R, Veríssimo C, Monteiro A, Viegas C. Fungi, MVOCs and dust exposure assessment in Poultry production. Mycoses. 55; 4: P727. 2012.
  • Malta-Vacas J, Viegas S, Sabino R, Viegas C. Fungal and microbial volatile organic compounds exposure assessment in a waste sorting plant. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 75:1410–1417, 2012. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15287394.2012.721175
  • Pinheiro C, Viegas C, Viegas S, Veríssimo C, Brandão J, Macedo M. Indoor air quality in portuguese archives: a snapshot on exposure levels. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 75:1359–1370, 2012.
  • Viegas C, Carolino E, Malta-Vacas J, Sabino R, Viegas S, Veríssimo, C. Fungal contamination of poultry litter: a public health problem. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 75:1341–1350, 2012. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15287394.2012.721165
  • Malta-Vacas J, Sabino R, Viegas S, Viegas C, Occupational Exposure to toxigenic fungi from Aspergillus flavus complex. Toxicology Letters. 211S (2012) S43-S216. P34-04 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037842741200848X
  • Viegas C, Viegas S, Sabino R, Veríssimo C. 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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378427411012148
  • Ladeira C, Viegas S, Carolino E, Gomes M, Prista J, Carmo Gomes M, Brito M. Exposição Ocupacional a formaldeído: Avaliação da exposição e efeitos genotóxicos. Saúde e Tecnologia. 2012. 7: 18-27.
  • Viegas C, Viegas S, Veríssimo C, Rosado L, Silva Santos C. Possíveis implicações da contaminação fúngica num aviário. Revista Saúde e Tecnologia, 6, 17-23, 2011
  • Viegas S, Prista J. Formaldeído em ambientes interiores. Revista Saúde e Tecnologia. 6, 10-16, 2011.
  • Viegas S, Prista J. Exposição Profissional a Formaldeído: Que realidade em Portugal? Revista Saúde e Tecnologia. Revista Cientifica Saúde e Tecnologia. 5 (2010).
  • Ladeira C, Viegas S,  Carolino E, Gomes MC, Brito M. The influence of genetic polymorphisms in XRCC3 and ADH5 GENES on the frequency of genotoxicity biomarkers in workers exposed to formaldehyde.
    Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis. 01/2013; DOI:10.1002/em.21755
  • S. Viegas, L. Veiga, C. Verissimo, R. Sabino, P. Figueredo, A. Almeida, E. Carolino, C. Viegas. Occupational exposure to aflatoxin B1: the case of poultry and swine production. World Mycotoxin Journal. 249-255, 10.3920/WMJ2012.153.
  • S. Viegas, C. Ladeira, M. Gomes, C. Nunes, M. Brito and J. Prista. (2013) Exposure and Genotoxicity Assessment Methodologies - The Case of Formaldehyde Occupational Exposure. Current Analytical Chemistry. Volume 9, 3 , 476-484.
  • A. C. Pinheiro, L. Moura, S. Sequeira, C. Viegas, S. Viegas, M. Macedo. Risk Analysis in a Portuguese Archive. What Has Changed in Five Years? (2013). Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, Volume 9, Number 1,. Winter 2013, pp. 53–70.
  • C. Ladeira, S. Viegas, E. Carolino, M.C. Gomes, M. Brito. (2013). The Influence of Genetic Polymorphisms inXRCC3 and ADH5GENES on the Frequency of Genotoxicity Biomarkers in Workers Exposed to Formaldehyde. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis 54:213-221.
  • C. Viegas, E. Carolino, R. Sabino, S. Viegas & C. Veríssimo (2013): Fungal Contamination in Swine: A Potential Occupational Health Threat, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues, 76:4-5, 272-280.
  • S. Viegas , V. M. Faísca, H. Dias , A. Clérigo , E. Carolino & C. Viegas (2013): Occupational Exposure to Poultry Dust and Effects on the Respiratory System in Workers, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues, 76:4-5, 230-239.


Selected conferences participation

  • Convite para participar no I Colóquio - Preparação de Antineoplásicos que decorreu a 25 de outubro no IPO de Coimbra, onde realizou a apresentação intitulada: Monitorização da contaminação das superfícies de trabalho por agentes citostáticos.
  • Exposição ocupacional a Aflatoxina B1: Novo ou desconhecido fator de risco. IV Congresso Nacional de Saúde Pública, 2 e 3 de outubro de 2014, em Lisboa.
  • Occupational exposure to Aflatoxin B1 in waste management. International Congress on Environmental Health 2014, 24 a 26 de setembro no Porto.
  • Task-based approach to study occupational exposure to particulate matter in cork industry. International Congress on Environmental Health 2014, 24 a 26 de setembro no Porto.
  • Occupational exposure to aflatoxin B1 in different occupational settings from Portugal – Trends in Environment Microbiology for Public Health 2014, 18 a 21 de setembro de 2014.
  • Occupational exposure to particulate matter in two Portuguese waste sorting units. S. Viegas e C. Viegas. Congresso Airmon 2014, Marselha 15-19 de junho.
  • Surfaces contamination with 5-Fluorouracil in two Portuguese Hospitals. Susana Viegas, Mário Pádua and Mário Gomes - International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene, Guimarães, Portugal, 13 e 14 de Fevereiro.
  • Exposure to volatile organic compounds, particulate matter and fungi in a composting plant. Susana Viegas, Marina Almeida-Silva, Raquel Sabino and Carla Viegas - International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene, Guimarães, Portugal, 13 e 14 de Fevereiro.
  • VIEGAS S. Occupational exposure to Aflatoxin B1 in poultry and swine farms from Portugal.2ndIbero-American Meeting on Toxicology and Environmental Health held in Ribeirão Preto, Brasil, 17-19 Junho (IBAMTOX 2013).
  • VIEGAS S. Occupational exposure to particulate matter and fungal contamination in two Portuguese waste sorting units. 2nd International Conference in Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, Porto, Portugal, 16 – 17 September 2013.
  • Viegas S, Veiga L, Malta-Vacas J, Sabino R, Figueredo P, Almeida A, Viegas C, Carolino E. Occupational exposure to aflatoxin (AFB1) in poultry and swine production. World Mycotoxin Forum. Roterdam, 2012.
  • Viegas S; Ladeira C; Brito M. Micronucleus: a predictive biomarker of risk. Application in formaldehyde occupational exposure. ESTIV 2012, Lisboa.
  • Malta-Vacas J; Sabino  R; Viegas S; Viegas C. Occupational Exposure to toxigenic fungi from Aspergillus flavus complex. EUROTOX 2012, Estocolmo.
  • Viegas S. Formaldehyde exposure during animal macroscopic examination.  
  • EUROTOX 2012, Estocolmo.
  • Viegas S; Veiga L;  Almeida A; Carolino E; Viegas C. Biological monitoring of aflatoxin (AFB1) in workers of swine and poultry production. Toxicology Letters. EUROTOX 2012, Estocolmo.
  • Viegas S; Malta-Vacas J; Viegas C. Exposure to microbial volatile organic compounds in a waste-handling unit. EUROTOX 2012, Estocolmo.
  • Viegas, S.; Ladeira, C.; Nunes, C.; Malta-Vacas, J.; Gomes, M.; Brito, M.; Mendonça, P.; Prista, J. - Risk assessment in occupational exposure to formaldehyde: Differences between anatomy and pathology laboratories and formaldehyde-resins production. Conference IUTOX 2010, Barcelona.
  • Viegas, S.; Ladeira, C.; Nunes, C.; Malta-Vacas, J.; Gomes, M.; Brito, M.; Mendonça, P.; Prista, J. - Occupational exposure to formaldehyde in anatomy and pathology laboratories: Differences between exposure groups?
  • Conference IUTOX 2010, Barcelona.
  • Viegas, S.; Ladeira, C.; Malta-Vacas, J. – Cancer risk assessment in formaldehyde occupational exposure. Conferência: 8 th International Symposium on Biological Monitoring in Occupational and Environmental Health, Hanasaari, Espoo, Finland. Helsinki, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health; 2010. p. 175.
  • Viegas, S.; Ladeira, C.; Malta-Vacas, J. – Occupational exposure to formaldehyde in anatomy and pathology laboratories. Differences between exposure groups. Conferência: 8 th International Symposium on Biological Monitoring in Occupational and Environmental Health, Hanasaari, Espoo, Finland. Herlsinki, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health; 2010. p.
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