What are the effects of carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide attaches to red blood cells, robbing oxygen from your body it needs to survive. It blends with these cells more than 200 times more smoothly than oxygen, resulting in a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.

Carbon monoxide, on lieu of oxygen, then gets taken to the vital organs by the bloodstream. In short, carbon monoxide robs your body of oxygen. Organs require oxygen; when they don’t have it, they begin to suffocate.

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