What are the effects of carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide connects to red blood cells, robbing oxygen from your body it requires to survive. It blends with these cells more than 200 times more smoothly than oxygen, leading to a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.

Carbon monoxide, in place of oxygen, then gets carried to the important organs via the bloodstream. To put it simply, carbon monoxide deprives your body of oxygen. Organs need oxygen; without it, they begin to suffocate.

Your body needs a long time to eliminate carbon monoxide; however, it can be absorbed much faster.