What are the effects of carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide connects with red blood cells, robbing your body of the oxygen it needs to thrive. It combines with these cells more than 200 times more effortlessly than oxygen, resulting in a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.

Carbon monoxide, instead of oxygen, then gets brought to the critical organs by the bloodstream. To put it simply, carbon monoxide robs your body of oxygen. Organs require 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 faster.