What are the effects of carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide connects to red blood cells, robbing oxygen from your body it requires to live. It combines with these cells nearly 200 times more effortlessly than oxygen, resulting in a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.

Carbon monoxide, instead of oxygen, then gets brought to the important organs via the bloodstream. Simply put, carbon monoxide deprives your body of oxygen. Organs have to have oxygen; without it, they begin to suffocate.

It takes your body a long time to eliminate carbon monoxide; however, it can be taken in much more quickly.