A blender is a common kitchen item found in many homes in Louisiana. Users expect that their blenders will hold up while making a variety of foods and drinks. When a blender malfunctions it can pose a serious risk of injury to the operator and anyone nearby.
Of all the contaminants that affect the food supply, one of the most frightening is arsenic. Even the word itself connotes poison, and even relatively small amounts of exposure may lead to greater incidence of heart disease and cancer. It is also a large source of worry for parents in Louisiana and elsewhere because it has been linked to lower levels of intellectual function among children.