Carbon monoxide connects to red blood cells, robbing your body of the oxygen it has to have to live. It combines with these cells nearly 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 essential organs by the bloodstream. In short, carbon monoxide starves your body of oxygen. Organs require oxygen; without it, they begin to suffocate.
It takes your body a long time to get rid of carbon monoxide; however, it can be taken in much faster.