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This record contains information specific for compounds containing radon and radon in the zero valence state; all radon nuclides are radioactive. For general information on radiation, such as transportation, sampling, analytical methods, regulations, and spill clean-up, refer to the IONIZING RADIATION record. Radon decays to a number of short lived decay products (progeny) that are themselves radioactive. These may attach to available aerosol particles in the atmosphere, thereby forming "attached" radon progeny. Radon progeny that do not attach to aerosols are in the "unattached" state. If inhaled, both unattached and attached radon progeny may irradiate lung tissue as they decay. While it is the radon progeny rather than radon gas that presents the greater risk, the word radon is also used generally for both the gas and its progeny. This record does not address regulatory or licensing requirements that may be imposed by state, local or federal authorities.