Flouridated water, drops, supplements, and toothpaste should NOT be
given to children, as fluoride in all of its forms is more toxic than
lead. Please watch this video from Ph.D. biochemist Paul Connett on the
damage that fluoride does to a child's IQ, due to the impossibility of
regulating dosage --
that children are receiving fluoride through water, toothpaste, and
foods that are prepared with or grown in fluoridated water. They also
absorb fluoride through the skin which means they get it from the bath
or shower, as well. Most water districts in the USA buy their fluoride
from China, where it is produced as a byproduct of their phosphate
fertilizer industry. The fluoride is unregulated and contains other
heavy metals in it, as well.
Distillation is the only way to remove 100% of fluoride from water. Filter water systems will not remove much fluoride.
To become educated on this topic, please watch the Arizona Fluoride Debate (2012) --