Carbon monoxide attaches to red blood cells, stealing oxygen from your body it has to have to live. It combines with these cells more than 200 times more smoothly than oxygen, creating a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.
Carbon monoxide, instead of oxygen, then gets carried to the critical organs through the bloodstream. To put it simply, carbon monoxide deprives your body of oxygen. Organs have to have oxygen; without it, they begin to suffocate.
Your body takes a long time to eradicate carbon monoxide; however, it can be drawn in much more quickly.