Carbon monoxide connects with red blood cells, robbing oxygen from your body it requires to survive. It combines with these cells over 200 times more smoothly than oxygen, resulting in a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.
Carbon monoxide, on lieu of oxygen, then gets taken to the important organs by the bloodstream. Simply put, carbon monoxide starves your body of oxygen. Organs require oxygen; without it, they begin to suffocate.
Your body takes a long time to eliminate carbon monoxide; however, it can be taken in much more quickly.