If you look at the view from the Texas people, you can see why they are currently arguing why arsenic-tainted water is safe. So far, they haven't seen or felt effects of arsenic water. If there actually is casualties due to it, they would diss it as something else like another cancer or disease. Without the proper knowledge and truth, Texas people will continue to drink the arsenic water until some true hard evidence is given or a mass amount of people feel it's effects. So, there are currently three options that would convince them. Wait and see how they react to finally realizing it, secretly conduct a testing there, or openly conducting their test and have eye witness so support their argument. But obviously the last one is the most dangerous. Why you might ask? Because some Texas people's believe that the arsenic water is so safe that they would not allow anyone near it other than Texans. So their might be a riot, killing, etc.
No, I do not think it is okay to drink arsenic-tainted water because the water is not clean and has harmful effects on the body. The situation in Flint, Michigan shows the harmful effects of drinking poisoned water and I believe the people living in Texas should not drink the water.
Long-term exposure to arsenic has been linked to cancer of the bladder, lungs, kidneys and other organs. The drinking water in Texas is violating the maximum contaminant limit under the Safe Drinking Water Act, most people want to know. It can lead to long term damages to the residents. It is unsafe.
No, it is not okay to drink water that is tainted with arsenic. Many symptoms have been associated with arsenic exposure, which can lead to arsenic poisoning. These symptoms include and are not limited to- headaches, diarrhea, vomiting blood, hair loss, and muscle pain. Furthermore, arsenic is hard to remove from water. It is a common belief that boiling water will remove harmful elements from water, but this is not the case for arsenic! Water treatments such as reverse osmosis, ultra-filtration, distillation, or ion exchange are required to remove it and make the water drinkable. Because of these things, it is not okay to drink water which contains this element.
Clean water is one of the most important things we need to maintain good health, and we can't avoid drinking water, so I don't think anyone should ever risk drinking arsenic-tainted water, no matter what officials say. I think the people of Texas should be skeptical of claims that the water is OK to drink.