Carbon monoxide connects with red blood cells, stealing oxygen from your body it has to have to survive. It blends with these cells more than 200 times more smoothly than oxygen, resulting in a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.
Carbon monoxide, on lieu of oxygen, then gets carried to the important organs via the bloodstream. In short, carbon monoxide robs 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.