Clean Soils

Children that recreate outside may be at higher risk of metals exposure. Due to the natural mineralization across Montana, as well as our long history of mining and industry, we must pay special attention as children who end up ingesting large amounts of this soil, especially if occurring over long periods of time, might be exposing themselves to lead, arsenic, or some other naturally or artificially introduced contaminant.

To reduce the chances of exposure:

  • Do not allow children to play in areas that are not covered (e.g., by grass, playground tuft, etc.);
  • Have your soil tested for heavy metals.