What are the effects of carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide attaches to red blood cells, robbing your body of the oxygen it has to have to thrive. It blends with these cells more than 200 times more effortlessly than oxygen, leading to a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.

Carbon monoxide, in place of oxygen, then gets carried to the important organs by the bloodstream. In short, carbon monoxide deprives your body of oxygen. Organs require oxygen; when they lack it, they begin to suffocate.

It takes your body a long time to get rid of carbon monoxide; however, it can be absorbed much faster.