What are the effects of carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide attaches to red blood cells, robbing oxygen from your body it needs to live. It combines 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 essential organs by the bloodstream. Simply put, carbon monoxide robs your body of oxygen. Organs have to have oxygen; when they don’t have 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 quickly.