Carbon monoxide attaches to red blood cells, robbing your body of the oxygen it requires to survive. It mixes with these cells more than 200 times more effortlessly than oxygen, creating a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.
Carbon monoxide, in place of oxygen, then gets carried to the essential organs through the bloodstream. Simply put, carbon monoxide starves your body of oxygen. Organs have to have oxygen; without it, they begin to suffocate.
It takes your body a long time to eliminate carbon monoxide; however, it can be absorbed much faster.