Carbon monoxide attaches to red blood cells, stealing oxygen from your body it needs to live. It mixes with these cells more than 200 times more smoothly than oxygen, creating a condition known as carboxyhemoglobin saturation.
Carbon monoxide, on lieu of oxygen, then gets carried to the critical organs via the bloodstream. Simply put, carbon monoxide starves your body of oxygen. Organs have to have oxygen; without it, they begin to suffocate.
Your body needs a long time to get rid of carbon monoxide; however, it can be drawn in much more quickly.