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  • Effects of pesticides on exposed populations from four European countries 

    Piperakis, S. M.; Kontogianni, K.; Karanastasi, G.; Siffel, C.; Cebulska-Wasilewska, A.; Markos, R.; Iakovidou-Kritsi, Z.; Piperakis, M. M. (2008)
    The potential genetic hazard of pesticides to humans is of great concern, in particular in occupational and environmental settings because of their widespread use for domestic and industrial applications. In the present ...
  • Greek elementary school children's beliefs about long-term effects of drinking and smoking 

    Piperakis, S. M.; Papanikolaou, M.; Garagouni-Areou, F.; Kritsi, A.; Iakovidou-Kritsi, Z.; Roussi, C. (2010)
    Tobacco use and alcohol consumption are two of the most hazardous habits, leading to serious health problems. The present study aimed at investigating Greek elementary school children's conceptions regarding the effects ...
  • Investigation of the Genotoxic Effect of Pesticides on Greenhouse Workers' Lymphocytes 

    Piperakis, S. M.; Kontogianni, K.; Karanastasi, G.; Iakovidou-Kritsi, Z.; Cebulska-Wasilewska, A.; Piperakis, M. M. (2009)
    In the present study, the genotoxic effects of commonly applied pesticides were evaluated using the alkaline comet assay (pH > 13). The amount of DNA damage (% DNA in tail) in peripheral lymphocytes of 49 male agricultural ...
  • A survey on smoking habits and attitudes among adolescents in Greece 

    Piperakisi, S. M.; Garagouni-Araiou, F.; Argyracouli, E.; Piperakis, A. S.; Iakovidou-Kritsi, Z.; Triga, A. (2008)
    The objective of the present study was to investigate smoking habits among 699 secondary school students," along with their attitudes toward smoking and their perceptions on the consequences of tobacco use in their health. ...
  • The use of comet assay in measuring DNA damage and repair efficiency in child, adult, and old age populations 

    Piperakis, S. M.; Kontogianni, K.; Karanastasi, G.; Iakovidou-Kritsi, Z.; Piperakis, M. M. (2009)
    In the present study, we used the Comet assay to estimate basal DNA damage in three distinct populations aged 5-10, 40-50, and 60-70 years old. The DNA damage induced by hydrogen peroxide and gamma-irradiation in the ...