Urine tests suggest higher than normal levels of a benzene near shale gas fields.
Despite oil and natural gas prices hitting rock bottom, the fossil fuels industry still has big plans for Quebec.
Nobody seems to know. But despite having no fixed definition, the term is still used by UK politicians and journalists of all types to make it seem like they have the public's well-being at heart.
The current slump in oil prices could spell the end of North American fracking, and ongoing price volatility might also mean trouble for the more financially stable tar sands.
After years of debate and two environmental studies, Quebec's government has decided not to allow shale oil and gas extraction.