Graduated in Environmental Health from Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa/Lisbon School of Health Technology - Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon has two Master degrees: Safety and Ergonomics from Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal) and Applied Toxicology from Surrey University (England).
In 2010 concluded her PhD in Public Health (Occupational and Environmental Health) from Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.
The principal research topics are occupational and environmental toxicology, exposure assessment, biomonitoring, exposure and risk assessment of mixtures and food safety (chemical contaminants).
PhD in Public Health
Course – Environmental Health
Mentored more than 20 graduate students and have participated in several evaluations of Masters and PhD thesis.
Researcher in NOVA National School of Public Health, Public Health Research Centre, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.
Coordinates several research projects on occupational toxicology, exposure assessment (using air and surfaces monitoring and biomonitoring tools) and risk assessment have been supported by government agencies and international organizations (e.g., Portuguese Authority for Working Conditions, Foundation for Science and Technology, European Commission and others).
Publish mostly on occupational toxicology and environmental exposures to chemical agents that can happen through different environmental compartments. She has authored or co-authored more than 80 scientific publications, including original articles in peer-reviewed journals, books and book chapters, special articles and full proceeding papers, as well as 200+ conference abstracts. She is also collaborating on the Editorial Boards of two scientific journals with international circulation.
Editor of two books:
Viegas C, Viegas S, Gomes A, Täubel M, Sabino R. Exposure to Microbiological Agents in Indoor and Occupational Environments. Springer, Cham; 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-61688-9. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-61688-9.
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. ISBN: 9780124114715.
Selected (1st author)
Viegas S, Assunção R, Twaruźek M, Kosicki R, Grajewski J, Viegas C. Mycotoxins feed contamination in a dairy farm – Potential implications for milk contamination and workers’ exposure in a One Health approach. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.10120.
Viegas S, Assunção R, Martins C, Nunes C, Osteresch B, Twaruzek M, Kosicki R, Grajewski J, Ribeiro E, Viegas C. Occupational Exposure to Mycotoxins in Swine Production: Environmental and Biological Monitoring Approaches. Toxins. 2019; 11 (78). doi:10.3390/toxins11020078.
Viegas S, Assunção R, Nunes C, Osteresch B, Twarużek M, Kosicki R, Grajewski J, Martins C, Alvito P, Almeida A, Viegas C. Exposure assessment to mycotoxins in a Portuguese fresh bread dough company by using a multi-biomarker approach. Toxins. 2018;10(9). pii: E342. doi: 10.3390/toxins10090342.
Viegas S, Viegas C, Oppliger A. Occupational exposure to mycotoxins: current knowledge and prospects. Annals of Work Exposures and Health. 2018. doi: 10.1093/annweh/wxy070.
Viegas S, Oliveira AC, Carolino E, Pádua M. Occupational exposure to cytotoxic drugs: the importance of surface cleaning to prevent or minimise exposure. Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju = Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology. 2018;69(3):238-249. doi: 10.2478/aiht-2018-69-3137.
Viegas S, Aranha Caetano L, Korkalainen M, Faria T, Pacífico C, Carolino E, Quintal Gomes A, Carla Viegas. Cytotoxic and Inflammatory Potential of Air Samples from Occupational Settings with Exposure to Organic Dust. Toxics. 2017; 5 (8):2-16. doi:10.3390/toxics5010008.
Viegas S, Osteresch B, Almeida A, Cramer B, Humpf HU, Viegas C. Enniatin B and ochratoxin A in the blood serum of workers from the waste management setting. Mycotoxin Research. 2018;34(2):85-90.
Viegas S, Veiga L, Almeida A, Dos Santos M, Carolino E, Viegas C. Occupational Exposure to Aflatoxin B1 in a Portuguese Poultry Slaughterhouse. Ann Occup Hyg. 2016;60(2):176-83. doi: 10.1093/annhyg/mev077.
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; 59(2) 173–181. doi:10.1093/annhyg/meu082.
Viegas S, Veiga L, Verissimo C, Sabino R, Figueredo P, Almeida A, Carolino E, Viegas C. Occupational Exposure to Aflatoxin B1 in Swine Production and Possible Contamination Sources, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues. 2013; 76(15):944-951. doi: 10.1080/15287394.2013.826569.
Viegas S, Veiga L, Verissimo C, Sabino R, Figueiredo P, Almeida A, Carolino E, Viegas C. (2013). Occupational exposure to aflatoxin B1: the case of poultry and swine production. World Mycotoxin Journal. 6 (3):309-315.doi:10.3920/WMJ2012.1531.
Viegas S, Veiga L, Malta-Vacas J, Sabino R, Figueiredo P, Almeida A, Viegas C, Carolino E. Occupational exposure to aflatoxin (AFB1) in poultry production. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A. 2012; 75:1330–1340. doi:10.1080/15287394.2012.721164.
Viegas S, Pádua M, Veiga A, Carolino E, Gomes, M. Antineoplastic drugs contamination of workplace surfaces in two Portuguese hospitals. Environ Monit Assess. 2014; 186 (11):7807–7818. doi: 10.1007/s10661-014-3969-1.
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. doi:10.2478/s13382-014-0310-8.
Viegas S, Faísca VM, Dias H, Clérigo A, Carolino E, Viegas C. Occupational Exposure to Poultry Dust and Effects on the Respiratory System in Workers. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues. 2013; 76(4-5): 230-239.
Viegas S, Mateus V, Almeida-Silva M, Carolino E, Viegas C. Occupational Exposure to Particulate Matter and Respiratory Symptoms in Portuguese Swine Barn Workers, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues. 2013; 76-17;1007-1014. doi:10.1080/15287394.2013.831720.
Viegas S, Ladeira C, Gomes M, Nunes C, Brito M, Prista J. Exposure and Genotoxicity Assessment Methodologies - The Case of Formaldehyde Occupational Exposure. Current Analytical Chemistry. 2013; (9)3:476-484.
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. doi:10.1186/1745-6673-5-25.
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Author of more than 100 communications in international conferences.
Between 2015 and 2018, worked as a co-opted member of the Risk Assessment Committee in European Chemical Agency (ECHA) where she was involved in assessing the risk of a substance arising from the uses of a substance when an application for authorization is submitted. Since 2019, she is working as an expert adviser for Portuguese Environment Agency in issues related with authorizations in the scope of REACH.
Previously, has worked and collaborated in different industrial companies performing exposure and risk assessment and proposing the most suitable risk management measures for each situation.
As a consultant and advisor, has provided her expertise to professional associations, major companies and collaborate with several research groups nationally and internationally.
Collaborates with Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa/Lisbon School of Health Technology - Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon where she is Professor of the course in Environmental Toxicology.
Since 2019, she is member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Public Health journal, on the specialty of Occupational Health and Safety. https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/public-health/sections/occupational-health-and-safety#editorial-board.
Since 2017, she is member of the Editorial Board of Mycotoxin Research Journal.https://www.springer.com/life+sciences/microbiology/journal/12550/PSE?detailsPage=editorialBoard.
Since 2018, she is member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health. http://ijomeh.eu/Editorial-Board,123.html.
Guest Editor of Toxins in the Special Issue "Mycotoxins Exposure and Related Disease". https://www.mdpi.com/journal/toxins/special_issues/mycotoxins_exposure_disease