What are the effects of carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide connects to red blood cells, robbing oxygen from your body it has to have to survive. It combines with these cells over 200 times more effortlessly than oxygen, leading to a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.

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

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