It's printed in a large font on the selvages of the harvest-theme fabrics I was pressing the other day. To my contrarian bent of mind, that probably means you SHOULD use it for just that.
In the hopes of keeping children from being burned in their own pajamas (like maybe when the rest of the house is on fire??? what?), it has become standard policy to construct their sleepwear out of fabric treated with "toxic fire retardant chemicals" which "at critical points in development can damage the reproductive system and cause deficits in motor skills, learning, memory and behavior. Some are carcinogenic."
Makes perfect sense!!!
Frankly, if you're not allowing your children to smoke in bed, play snapdragon unchaperoned, read books by candlelight under the covers, or heat their bedrooms with open flames, I think it's probably a good trade-off to spend a third of their time NOT enveloped in hormone-disrupting-chemical-saturated attire.
Parents these days are getting in trouble for sending grainless lunches to school (but not meatless ones)....
Parents are criticized for not letting their little ones eat a McDonald's, or for limiting sweets....
Parents are, however, encouraged to give inappropriate drugs to their toddlers, limit the kinds of foods that nourish their little bodies and brains, and drench their surroundings with documentably-harmful -- and arguably-superfluous -- flame-retardants.
The fact that these fabric treatments are actually banned in Europe means nothing to us in America! [sarcasm alert] We believe our chemical companies and their puppets in government wouldn't LIE TO US! Why, that would be ... that would be ...
So, despite being tempted to do just that, I WON'T be making jammies out of the fabric I bought. But I am pleased that the autumn-theme quilt i'm making won't be off-gassing hormone-disrupters on us.