Larry Schwartz was the first Indoor Environmental Consultant I met who was interested in CIRS and eager to learn more. He brought a strong scientific background to the task of investigating built environments for moisture control problems and the presence of molds. He knows when to use specific tools and also knows when it’s not necessary to use them. Larry built a solid reputation within the community for investigation and for his medically sound remediation plans. He’d locate a remediation crew that would follow his details, including methods used for small particle cleaning when warranted.
Within a year or two of working with Larry in the Chicago area, his skills were in high enough demand to make him a sought after indoor environmental professional in many parts of the country. He also was the lead author of a Consensus Paper on medically sound investigation and remediation of water-damaged buildings that outlines the difference between current industry standards and the standards required for occupants who have a chronic inflammatory response syndrome acquired by exposure to water-damaged buildings (CIRS-WDB). Larry is knowledgable, thorough, and ethical in his approach. He’s a detective who can figure out what others may miss. I have since moved to North Carolina but Larry’s skills and input continue to make a big difference in my ability to care for my patients with CIRS-WDB.