What are the effects of carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide attaches to red blood cells, stealing oxygen from your body it needs to thrive. It combines with these cells more than 200 times more smoothly than oxygen, leading to a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.

Carbon monoxide, instead of oxygen, then gets carried to the essential organs via the bloodstream. Simply put, carbon monoxide deprives your body of oxygen. Organs require oxygen; when they lack it, they begin to suffocate.

It takes your body a long time to get rid of carbon monoxide; however, it can be absorbed much more rapidly.