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Research interests

Graduated in Environmental Health from Lisbon School of Health Technology – Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon has a Master degree in Safety and Ergonomics from Lisbon University and PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health from New University of Lisbon. The author’s major field of study is occupational and environmental mycology leading and participating in several national and international projects about both areas of expertise. Special interests are occupational exposure to fungi in highly contaminated settings and complementarity of conventional methods and molecular tools to assess fungi occupational exposure. Professor at Lisbon School of Health Technology, Director of the Occupational Health Master’s course and researcher at Environment and Health Research Group. The author has several publications / communications in the referred areas of specialization.

Education/Academic qualification

Occupational and Environmental occupational exposure to fungi, Doctorate, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública (ENSP)

1 Jul 200710 Oct 2010

Award Date: 2 Jan 2010

External positions

Professor, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

9 Jan 2003 → …


  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • Fungi
  • Exposure assessment
  • Occupational exposure
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Aspergillus spp.
  • Toxigenic strains
  • Mycotoxins

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Research Output at NOVA

Algorithm to assess the presence of Aspergillus fumigatus resistant strains: the case of Norwegian sawmills

Viegas, C., Almeida, B., Aranha Caetano, L., Afanou, A., Straumfors, A., Veríssimo, C., Gonçalves, P. & Sabino, R., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Environmental Health Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Are workers from waste sorting industry really protected by wearing Filtering Respiratory Protective Devices? the gap between the myth and reality

    Viegas, C., Dias, M., Almeida, B., Aranha Caetano, L., Carolino, E., Quintal Gomes, A., Twarużek, M., Kosicki, R., Grajewski, J., Marchand, G. & Viegas, S., 1 Feb 2020, In : Waste Management. 102, p. 856-867 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Aspergillus spp. burden on filtering respiratory protective devices: Is there an occupational health concern?

    Viegas, C., Dias, M., Almeida, B., Carolino, E., Gomes, A. Q. & Viegas, S., 1 Feb 2020, In : Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health. 13, 2, p. 187-196 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Assessment of children’s potential exposure to bioburden in indoor environments

    Viegas, C., Almeida, B., Dias, M., Caetano, L. A., Carolino, E., Gomes, A. Q., Faria, T., Martins, V. & Marta Almeida, S., 2020, In : Atmosphere. 11, 9, 993.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Assessment of the microbial contamination of mechanical protection gloves used on waste sorting industry: a contribution for the risk characterization

    Viegas, C., Twarużek, M., Dias, M., Almeida, B., Carolino, E., Kosicki, R., Soszczyńska, E., Grajewski, J., Caetano, L. A. & Viegas, S., Oct 2020, In : Environmental Research. 189, 109881.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)