What are the effects of carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide connects to red blood cells, robbing your body of the oxygen it requires to survive. It mixes with these cells nearly 200 times more effortlessly than oxygen, leading to a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.

Carbon monoxide, in place of oxygen, then gets brought to the vital organs by the bloodstream. In short, carbon monoxide starves your body of oxygen. Organs need oxygen; when they lack it, they begin to suffocate.

Your body takes a long time to eliminate carbon monoxide; however, it can be drawn in much more quickly.