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Laura F. Orlando, Civil Engineer, MPA

TitleAdjunct Assistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentEnvironmental Health
Address715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA
Phone(617) 413-8505
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-3222-0994
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Laura Orlando is an adjunct assistant professor of environmental health at the Boston University School of Public Health and the executive director of a Boston-based private foundation concerned with health and the environment. Her work includes research on toxic substances and their exposure pathways; including technological, economic, political, and cultural influences. She has over 25 years of international experience working with composting toilets and greywater systems. Laura has served as a trustee on several boards of directors. She is currently on the editorial board of Rural America In These Times.

Interests: development studies, history of technology, urban
environmental history, water resources, ecological infrastructure,
sustainable agriculture, and public health

 Publications
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  1. Laura Orlando. The Rio Olympics Are a Reflection of Our Shared Global Crisis. In These Times. 2016; August.
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  2. Laura Orlando. Is Your Water Worse Than Flint's?. In These Times. 2016; 40(4):24-31.
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  3. Laura Orlando. Factory Farm Runoff Is Polluting Lake Erie, But CAFO Sewers Are Not the Answer. Rural America In These Times. 2015; July.
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  4. Laura Orlando. Rural America Goes to Greece. Rural America In These Times. 2015; July.
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  5. Laura Orlando. The Legacy of Slavery: What Inequality and Industrial Hog Operations Have in Common. Rural America In These Times. 2015; March .
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  6. Laura Orlando. Review of Sandra Steingraber's "Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis". Ms. Magazine. 2011; Spring.
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  7. Laura Orlando. Pissed at Portland: Uncovering the City's Public Health Hypocrisy. Common Dreams. 2011; June 27.
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  8. Laura Orlando. The Path to Clean Water. The Solutions Journal. 2010; 1(3):46.
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  9. Laura Orlando. Toilet Ecology. In These Times. 2008; 11(32).
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  10. Sharon Britton. Sustainable Sanitation: Composting Toilets on a Municipal Scale, BUSPH Dean's Report 2006-2007, pp 14-18. 2007.
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  11. Laura Orlando. The Green Bottom Line. Ms. Magazine. 2007; (Summer).
  12. Laura Orlando. The Melting Point. Ms. Magazine. 2007; (Spring).
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  13. Laura Orlando. What’s in a Name? EPA Proposes to Call Sewage Sludge Compost. Common Dreams. 2004; March 3.
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  14. Laura Orlando and Art Ludwig. Maruata en el Cruce de Caminos: Diseños de Sistemas Ecologicos para una Communidad Indigena. Oasis Design. Santa Barbara, CA. 2003; 80.
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  15. Penny Fujiko Willgerodt and Laura Orlando. Killer Sanitation: The Paradox Revealed. Environmental Grantmakers Association. 2003; (Winter).
  16. Laura Orlando. Book Review: Trust Us We're Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future. Dollars & Sense. 2003; (246):44.
  17. Orlando L. The role of citizen activism in protecting public health and the environment from land application of sewage sludge: an interview with EPA's Hugh B. Kaufman. New Solut. 2002; 12(4):359-61. PMID: 17208782.
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  18. Laura Orlando. Bush in Columbia: An Old War Gets a New Boost. Common Dreams. 2002; May 14.
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  19. Richard Clapp and Laura Orlando. New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health. Editors, Special Issue. Baywood Publishing. 2002.
  20. Laura Orlando. Industry Attacks on Dissent: From Rachel Carson to Oprah. Dollars & Sense. 2002; March/Apr(240).
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  21. Robert Goodland, Laura Orlando, and Jeff Anhang. Towards Sustainable Sanitation. International Association of Impact Assessment. Fargo, ND. 2001; 124 pages.
  22. Laura Orlando. Sustainable Sanitation: A Global Health Challenge. Dollars & Sense. 2001; May/June(235).
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  23. Laura Orlando. Profits and Principles. Women's Review of Books. 2001; July.
  24. Laura Orlando. The Clean Elections Movement. Dollars & Sense. 2000; July/Aug(230).
  25. Laura Orlando. Toxic Avengers. In These Times. 1999; February:12-13.
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  26. Laura Orlando. Wringing Out the World. Dollars & Sense. 1999; July/Aug(224).
  27. Laura Orlando. Waiting for the Millennium. Dollars & Sense. 1999; May/June(223).
  28. Laura Orlando. McFarms Go Hog Wild. Dollars & Sense. 1998; July/Aug(218).
  29. Laura Orlando. The Sewage Scam. Dollars & Sense. 1997; May/June(211).
  30. Paul L. Gersper, Carmen S. Rodríguez-Barbosa, Laura F. Orlando. Soil Conservation in Cuba: A Key to the New Model for Agriculture. Agriculture and Human Values. 1993; 10(3):16-23.
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