What are the effects of carbon monoxide?

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

Carbon monoxide, in place of oxygen, then gets taken to the critical organs via the bloodstream. In short, carbon monoxide starves your body of oxygen. Organs need oxygen; when they don’t have it, they begin to suffocate.

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