What are the effects of carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide attaches to red blood cells, stealing oxygen from your body it requires to live. It combines with these cells more than 200 times more effortlessly than oxygen, creating a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.

Carbon monoxide, instead of oxygen, then gets carried to the critical organs through the bloodstream. In short, carbon monoxide robs your body of oxygen. Organs have to have oxygen; without it, they begin to suffocate.

Your body takes a long time to get rid of carbon monoxide; however, it can be drawn in much more rapidly.