Portugal

Contact: Dr .Eduardo Ferreira da Silva, Geosciences Dept., Uni-versity of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
eafsilva@ua.pt

The Portugese Chapter was established in 2009 and currently has over 27 members, involving PhD students and professionals from geo-sciences, medical sciences, and the environmental and public health communities, and with representation from all over Portugal

Contact:
Chapter Leader Prof Eduardo Ferreira da Silva, eafsilva@ua.pt, Departamento de Geociências. Universidade de Aveiro. Campus de Santiago. 3810-193 Aveiro. Portugal
Vice-President : Delfim Fernando Gonçalves dos Santos, dsantos@ff.up.pt

Treasurer: Deolinda Maria dos Santos Flores Marcelo da Fonseca, dflores@fc.up.pt
Secretary: João Baptista Pereira Silva, madeirarochas@netmadeira.com
Secretary: António Jorge Gonçalves de Sousa,,ajsousa@ist.utl.pt
Secretary: Luís José Proença Figueiredo Neves, luisneves@dct.uc.pt

2012

Member, Scientific Discipline
Research Interests
Eduardo Anselmo Ferreira da Silva, Geochemistry
Geochemistry, Environmental Geochemistry, Medical Geology
Deolinda Fonseca, Geochemistry
Organic Petrology and Geochemistry; Medical Geology
José Manuel Marques, Hydrochemistry
Thermal and Mineral Waters; Groundwater contamination; Isotope Hydrology
Maria Orquídia Neves , Geochemistry
Environmental Pollution; Uranium; Health Risk Assessment
Luis Ribeiro, Geostatistics
Hydrogeology
Amelia Paula Reis, Geochemistry
Contamination and its repercussions in public health; Geostatistics; Multivariate Data Analysis; Medical Geology
Carla Patinha, Geochemistry
Contamination and its repercussions in public health; Geostatistics; Multivariate Data Analysis; Medical Geology
Ana Rita Gonçalves Neves Lopes Salgueiro, Geostatistics
Contamination in mining areas and its repercussions in public health; Geostatistics; Multivariate Data Analysis; Medical Geology
Mariana Rebelo, Mineralogy
Clay mineralogy and geochemistry; Healing Clays/ Thermal muds
João Teixeira, Environmental Health
Environmental Health
Luis Neves, Geochemistry
Radon and natural radioactivity; Medical Geology
Alcides Pereira, Geochemistry
Radon and natural radioactivity; Medical Geology
António Sousa, Geostatistics
Geostatistics
Fernando Tavares Rocha, Mineralogy
Mineralogy/Geomaterials
Marina Cabral Pinto, Geochemistry
Environmental Geochemistry; Medical Geology
Manuela Inácio, Geostatistics
Environmental Geochemistry; Medical Geology
Paula Ávila, Geostatistics
Environmental Geochemistry; Medical Geology
Denise Terroso, Mineralogy
Peloids; Medical Geology
Ana Carina Santos, Mineralogy/Biology
Peloids/Maturation process
João Silva, Geosciences
Geological Engineering; Medical Geology
Maria Helena Amaral, Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Delfim Santos, Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Maria Ferreira, Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Maria Manuela Silva, Geochemistry
Geochemistry, Environmental Geochemistry, Igneous Petrology
Zahra Feghhi
Environmental effects on human health
Carla Candeias, Geologist
Environmental Geochemistry; Medical Geology
Isabel Margarida Horta Ribeiro Antunes, Geochemistry
Geochemistry, Environmental Geochemistry, Igneous Petrology
Maria Teresa Durães Albuquerque, Geostatistics
Data Analysis and Geostatistics, Environmental Geochemistry
During the last 6 months, the Portuguese Chapter successfully hosted the 9th International Symposium on En-vironmental Geochemistry (ISEG). A report on the conference can be found in the PAST EVENTS section of this newsletter on pages 41 to 42.
The Portuguese Local Chapter will also host the MEDGEO conference in Aveiro, Portugal in 2015.


 PAST EVENTS: Conference "Termalismo na Ilha Graciosa: Valências Terapêuticas e Oportunidades de Desenvolvimento" (Hydrotherapy in Graciosa Island: Valences and Therapeutic Development Opportuni-ties) and the Course “GEOFARMÁCIA e COSMÉTICA” (Geo-pharmacy and Cosmetics) was held in Gra-ciosa island (Azores) at 29 and 31 March 2012.
 UPCOMING EVENTS section of this newsletter on the 9th International Symposium in Environmental Geochemistry (9th ISEG), to be held in Aviero, Portugal.
 NOTICES: the book, “ ‘Porto Santo’ Island: Unique Natural Health Resort”.

PUBLICATIONS BY OF THE PORTUGUESE IMGA MEMBERS
Book Chapters
CABRAL PINTO MMS., FERREIRA DA SILVA EA., SILVA MMVG., MELO-GONÇALVES P., HERNANDEZ R. MARINHO AP., INÁCIO M., ROCHA F. Mapping of Estimated Geochemical Background Values of some harmful metals in Soils of Santiago Island (Cape Verde archipelago). Book titled 'Progress on Heavy Metals in the Environment. Ref.:Ms. No. MARALTEBOOKS-D-11-00053R1 Dr Bernd Markert Book Editor. Accepted 8 Jan 2012. In press
Publications in International Journals
CABRAL PINTO MMS., FERREIRA DA SILVA EA., SILVA MMVG., MELO-GONÇALVES P. Estimated Background Values of some harmful metals in stream sediments of Santiago Island (Cape Verde) in book "Geochemistry", ISBN 978-953-308-2-4. Accepted in 6 Jan 2012. In press.
REBELO M., VISERAS C., LOPEZ-GALINDO A., ROCHA F., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., 2011. Characterization of Portuguese Geological
Materials to be used in Medical Hydrology. Applied Clay Science, 51(3): 258-266. DOI:10.1016/j.clay.2010.11.29. IF. 2.784.
REBELO M., VISERAS C., LOPEZ-GALINDO A., ROCHA F., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., 2011. Rheological and thermal characterization of peloids made of selected Portuguese geological materials. Applied Clay Science 52, 219-227. DOI:10.1016/j.clay.2011.02.018.
Accepted and Submitted Publications in International Journals
COSTA C., REIS AP., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., ROCHA F., PATINHA C., DIAS AC., SEQUEIRA C., TERROSO D., 2012. Assessing the control exerted by soil mineralogy in the fixation of potentially harmful elements in the urban soils of Lisbon, Portugal. Environ-mental Earth Sciences 65 (4): 1133-1145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12665-011-1362-8
PATINHA, C., REIS, A.P., DIAS, C., CACHADA, A., ADÃO, R., MARTINS, H., FERREIRA DA SILVA, E. AND SOUSA, A.J., 2012. Lead availability in soils from Portugal’s centre region with special reference to bioaccessibility. Journal of Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 34:213–227. DOI: 10.1007/s10653-011-9431-1
SANTOS, I., REIS, A.P, FERREIRA DA SILVA, E., PATINHA, C. DIAS, AC. Definition of areas of probable risk to human health posed by As and Pb in soils and ground-level dusts of the surrounding area of an abandoned As-sulphide mine in the north of Portugal: part 1. Submitted to the Environmental Earth Sciences.
VALENTE S., COELHO C., RIBEIRO C., GUIHARD-COSTA A-M., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., INÁCIO M. 2012. Environmental pollution and human health: exploring adverse pregnancy outcomes and food and water consumption in Estarreja municipality. Revista Sud-Ouest Européen. Ed. Philippe Dugot. Submetido (em revisão).
Proceedings
CABRAL PINTO MMS., SILVA MMVG., NEIVA AMR., 2011. Pollution of water related with an abandoned uranium mine and health effects. Geomed 2011. 4th International Conference on Medical Geology. Bari, Italy, 20-25 September 2011
CACHADA A., PATO P., ROCHA-SANTOS T., PEREIRA ME., DA SILVA EF., DUARTE AC., 2011. Levels and sources of persistent or-ganic pollutants and potentially toxic elements in two contrasting Portuguese urban areas. EcoHCC11. International Conference on Ecohydrology and Climate Change. 16-17 September 2011. Tomar, Portugal.
CANDEIAS C., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., SALGUEIRO AR., ÁVILA PF., COELHO P., TEIXEIRA JP., 2011. Modelling the impact of Panasqueira mine on the ecosystems and human health: a multidisciplinary approach. Abstracts Book ICOEH 2011 – International Conference on Occupational and Environmental Health 2011, Porto (Portugal), 17 a 19 de Outubro de 2011, pp.125.
FERREIRA MRP., SANTOS D., SILVA JBP., AMARAL MH., LOBO JMS., GOMES, JHCA., GOMES, CSF., 2011. Development of an anti-cellulite peloid containing bentonite of Porto Santo island, Madeira archipelago. Geomed 2011, IV International Conference on Medical Geology, Bari-Italy, pp. 232.
GOMES CSF., 2011. Are peloids medicines?. Geomed 2011, IV International Conference on Medical Geology, Bari-Italy, pp. 195.
GOMES CSF., SILVA JBP., 2011. Are mud and mud therapy synonymous of peloid and pelotherapy. European Clay Conference EUROCLAY 2011, Antalya-Turkey, pp. 141.
GUIHARD-COSTA AM., FERREIRA DA SILVA E ., INACIO M., VALENTE S., 2011. Etude spatio-temporelle des effets d’une pollution chimique d’origine industrielle sur la santé materno-infantile. Evaluation du facteur alimentaire. 1836ème Journées de la Société.
GUIHARD-COSTA AM., VALENTE S., INÁCIO M., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., 2011. Le projet Pollprenat : impact à long terme d’un envi-ronnement pollué sur la santé materno- infantile. XXXème Colloque du groupement dês anthropologistes de langue française (GALF 2)
INÁCIO M., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., PEREIRA V., GUIHARD-COSTA A-M., VALENTE S., 2011. Evaluation of urinary arsenic in chil-dren and their mothers living near an industrial conplex (estarreja, Portugal). In: C. Belviso, S. Fiore and M.L. Giannossi (Editors). Geological and Medical Sciences for a Safer Environment, GeoMed2011 - 4th International Conference on Medical Geology, Book of Abstracts, Bari - Italy, September, Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy ISBN: 978-88-7522-041-9: 202.
INÁCIO M., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., PEREIRA V., GUIHARD-COSTA AM., VALENTE S. 2011. Accumulation of potentially harmful elements in soils and forage plants in the Industrial area of Estarreja, Portugal. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 13, EGU201: 135.
INÁCIO M., SILVA E., PEREIRA V., 2011. Mobility and bioavailability of some potentially harmful elements around an industrial con-taminated environment. Goldschmidt 2011 - Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts. Mineralogical Magazine, August, 14-19. Prague, Czech Republic: 1083
PATINHA C., REIS AM., DIAS C., ROCHA F., COSTA C., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., SEQUEIRA AC., TERROSO D., 2011. The role of clay minerals in metal mobility and oral bioaccessibility in the clay fraction of urban soils from Lisbon (Portugal). Cape Verde. Book of Abstracts of the European Clay Conference - EUROCLAY 2011 Turkey, 26 June -01 July: 176.
PATINHA C., REIS AM., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., DIAS A., BARTOLOMEU S., SOUSA A., CACHADA A., BATISTA M., PRAZERES C., ROCHA F., COSTA C., SEQUEIRA C., TERROSO D., FIGUEIRA R., SÉRGIO C., SALGUEIRO R., NEVES O., DUARTE A., 2011. Introducing "UrbanEnvironisbon2008" a GIS-platform for environmental and human health data management. Programme and Abstracts, 25th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium 2011, 22-26 August 2011, Rovaniemi, Finland, 170p.
PATINHA C., REIS AM., REIS C., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., ROCHA F., COSTA C., SEQUEIRA AC., TERROSO D., 2011. Zn, Pb and As
oral bioaccessibility of Lisbon urban soils. In: C. Belviso, S. Fiore and M.L. Giannossi (Editors). Geological and Medical Sciences for a Safer Environment, GeoMed2011 - 4th International Conference on Medical Geology, Book of Abstracts, Bari - Italy, Septem-ber, Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy ISBN: 978-88-7522-041-9: 229.
PATINHA C., REIS AM., WRAGG J., CAVE M., DIAS C., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., 2011. A different perspective on oral bioaccessibility of Cu, Zn and Cr in Lisbon and Northampton urban soils In: C. Belviso, S. Fiore and M.L. Giannossi (Editors). Geological and Medical Sciences for a Safer Environment, GeoMed2011 - 4th International Conference on Medical Geology, Book of Abstracts, Bari - Italy, September, Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy ISBN: 978-88-7522-041-9: 230.
PATINHA C., REIS AP., DIAS AC., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., BATISTA MJ., PRAZERES C., 2011. Site-specific factors that modify oral bioaccessibility of Pb in the solid phase: the case study of urban soils and street dusts of Lisbon, Portugal. Abstract Book of the UGI2011 - Regional Geographic Conference United and Integrated with the World, 14th-18th November 2011. (CD-Rom).
PINTO MS., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., MELO R., 2011. Heavy metals in road dusts of Oporto City, Portugal - Preliminary Data. Collo-quium of African Geology (CAG23), University of Johannesburg, January 8-14/2011.
QUINTELA A., TERROSO D., ALMEIDA S., CORREIA A., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., FORJAZ V., ROCHA F., 2011. Maturation of Portu-guese geomaterials for pelotherapy application. In: C. Belviso, S. Fiore and M.L. Giannossi (Editors). Geological and Medical Sci-ences for a Safer Environment, GeoMed2011 - 4th International Conference on Medical Geology, Book of Abstracts, Bari - Italy, September, Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy ISBN: 978-88-7522-041-9: 113.
REBELO M., ROCHA F., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., 2011. Suitability of Portuguese clays for medical hydrology applications. In: C. Bel-viso, S. Fiore and M.L. Giannossi (Editors). Geological and Medical Sciences for a Safer Environment, GeoMed2011 - 4th Interna-tional Conference on Medical Geology, Book of Abstracts, Bari - Italy, September, Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy ISBN: 978-88-7522-041-9: 116.
REIS A., PATINHA C., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., DIAS A., BARTOLOMEU S., SOUSA A., CACHADA A., BATISTA M., PRAZERES C., FI-GUEIRA R. SÉRGIO C., SALGUEIRO R., NEVES O., DUARTE A., 2011. Environmental assessment of Ni and Cd in topsoil and ground-level dust from urban playgrounds, public gardens and parks from Lisbon, Portugal. Programme and Abstracts, 25th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium 2011, 22-26 August 2011, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, 67p.
REIS AP., COSTA C., ROCHA F., PATINHA C., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., TERROSO D., DIAS AC., 2011. Using factorial analysis to infer the control exert by the soil mineralogy in the soil geochemistry: the urban soils of Lisbon, Portugal. Book of Abstracts of the Euro-pean Clay Conference - EUROCLAY 2011 Turkey, 26 June -01 July: 177.
REIS AP., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., PATINHA C., DIAS AC., BARTOLOMEU S., SOUSA AJ., CACHADA A., BATISTA MJ., PRAZERES C., FIGUEIRA R., SÉRGIO C., SALGUEIRO R., NEVES O., 2011. Environmental assessment of Pb, As and Cr concentrations in topsoil, ground-level dusts and moss from urban playgrounds, public gardens and parks from Lisbon, Portugal. In: C. Belviso, S. Fiore and M.L. Giannossi (Editors). Geological and Medical Sciences for a Safer Environment, GeoMed2011 - 4th International Conference on Medical Geology, Book of Abstracts, Bari - Italy, September, Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy ISBN: 978-88-7522-041-9: 117.
REIS AP., PATINHA C., COSTA C., ROCHA F., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., DIAS AC., SEQUEIRA C., TERROSO D., 2011. The control exert by soil mineralogy in the mobility of potentially harmful elements to human health in the urban soils of Lisbon, Portugal. In: C. Bel-viso, S. Fiore and M.L. Giannossi (Editors). Geological and Medical Sciences for a Safer Environment, GeoMed2011 - 4th Interna-tional Conference on Medical Geology, Book of Abstracts, Bari - Italy, September, Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy ISBN: 978-88-7522-041-9: 118.
REIS AP., PATINHA C., DIAS AC., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., ROCHA F., COSTA C., SEQUEIRA C., TERROSO D., 2011. Relationship be-tween Pb oral bioaccessibility and its solid-phase distribution in urban playgrounds, public gardens and parks from Lisbon, Portugal. Abstract Book of the UGI2011 - Regional Geographic Conference United and Integrated with the World - UGI2011, 14th-18th No-vember 2011. (CD-Rom)
REIS AP., PATINHA C., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., ROCHA F., DUARTE A., CACHADA A., SOUSA A., BATISTA M., SHEPARD T., 2011. Urbsoil-Lisbon: geochemical survey of Lisbon urban soils: a baseline for future human health studies. Research@UA. Universidade de Aveiro: 22.
SALGUEIRO AR., ÁVILA PH., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., PEREIRA HG., 2010. Splitting and mapping soil samples in the vicinity of Panasqueira Mine according to harmful effects on human health. X Congresso de Geoquímica dos Países de Língua Portuguesa e XVI Semana de Geoquímica, Porto 28 de Março a 1 de Abril de 2010.
SALGUEIRO AR., ÁVILA PH., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., PEREIRA HG., 2011. Spatial estimation of soil samples according to harmful effects on human health: the case of Panasqueira mine (Central Portugal). In: C. Belviso, S. Fiore and M.L. Giannossi (Editors). Geological and Medical Sciences for a Safer Environment, GeoMed2011 - 4th International Conference on Medical Geology, Book of Abstracts, Bari - Italy, de 20 a 25 de Setembro de 2011, Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy ISBN: 978-88-7522-041-9: 130.
SANTOS D., AMARAL MH., GONÇALVES, M., LOBO, JS., ALMEIDA, F., GOMES, CSF., 2011. Development, characterization and com-parative study of silicone-based formulations containing both potassium mica and titanium dioxide. Geomed 2011, IV International Conference on Medical Geology, Bari-Italy, 249.
SANTOS I., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., PATINHA C., DIAS A., REIS AP., 2011. Impacto ambiental da actividade da Mina do Pintor: avaliação do risco ambiental para a saúde humana de As, Cd e Pb nos solos. Livro de Actas, VIII Congresso Ibérico de Geoquímica, XVII Semana de Geoquímica, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco, Portugal, Volume I, pp.159-163.

2011

The Portugal Chapter is very active, with 28 members, a mixture of environmental and medical scientists. The members have the following interests: organic petrology and geochemistry; environmental geochemistry; hydrogeology; thermal and mineral waters; groundwater contamination; isotope hydrology; mineralogy/geomaterials; peloids/maturation process; environmental pollution; uranium; radon and natural radioactivity; health risk assessment; contamination in mining areas and its repercussions in public health; geostatistics and multivariate data analysis.
The members are participating in several research projects in the area of Medical Geology. In addition, Medi-cal Geology was introduced as a topic in several Masters and PhD programmes at the universities.
The members of the chapter are involved in the organization of several conferences where the issue of Medical Geology is one of the main topics