Carbon monoxide connects to red blood cells, stealing oxygen from your body it has to have to live. It combines with these cells more than 200 times more smoothly than oxygen, creating a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.
Carbon monoxide, in place of oxygen, then gets carried to the vital organs via the bloodstream. In short, carbon monoxide starves your body of oxygen. Organs need oxygen; when they lack it, they begin to suffocate.
Your body requires a long time to eradicate carbon monoxide; however, it can be drawn in much more quickly.