What are the effects of carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide connects to red blood cells, robbing your body of the oxygen it needs to survive. It blends with these cells more than 200 times more smoothly than oxygen, creating a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.

Carbon monoxide, on lieu of oxygen, then gets brought to the critical organs by the bloodstream. To put it simply, carbon monoxide robs your body of oxygen. Organs require oxygen; without it, they begin to suffocate.

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