What are the effects of carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide attaches to red blood cells, stealing oxygen from your body it has to have to live. It combines with these cells nearly 200 times more easily than oxygen, resulting in a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.

Carbon monoxide, on lieu of oxygen, then gets taken to the critical organs by the bloodstream. To put it simply, carbon monoxide deprives your body of oxygen. Organs require oxygen; when they don’t have it, they begin to suffocate.

Your body requires a long time to eradicate carbon monoxide; however, it can be absorbed much more quickly.