What are the effects of carbon monoxide?

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

Carbon monoxide, instead of oxygen, then gets taken to the critical organs by the bloodstream. In short, carbon monoxide deprives 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.