MEHEA program in the news graphic


High incidence of brain and other nervous system cancer identified in two mining counties, 2001-2015: insufficient evidence to support association with heavy metal exposure

Read MT DPHHS'   Letter to the Editor  in response to previously published report of elevated brain cancer incidence in Deer Lodge and Silver Bow Counties.
Published: October 2020

DEQ, along with the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Office of Public Instruction are supporting schools with testing and remediation guidance, funding for testing as well as funding to assist with replacement and remediation of fixtures. The lead rule was passed as part of a larger initiative by DPHHS to update the administrative rules for schools, providing additional health and safety protection for youth in the State of Montana.