What are the effects of carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide connects to red blood cells, stealing oxygen from your body it requires to live. It blends with these cells more than 200 times more effortlessly than oxygen, leading to a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.

Carbon monoxide, instead of oxygen, then gets carried to the vital organs through the bloodstream. In short, carbon monoxide robs your body of oxygen. Organs require oxygen; when they lack it, they begin to suffocate.

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