5 doctors weighed in:

What are the negative health effects of carbon monoxide?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Hurts O2 delivery

Carbon monoxide acts by keeping red blood cells from picking up oxygen so it hurts you by starving the body for oxygen.
Once the co separates off the red cell it starts working again and theprocess stops. If the lack of oxygen was severe enough to cause damage to parts of the body it will take time for that to be repaired, but otherwise there shouldn't be long-term problems.

In brief: Hurts O2 delivery

Carbon monoxide acts by keeping red blood cells from picking up oxygen so it hurts you by starving the body for oxygen.
Once the co separates off the red cell it starts working again and theprocess stops. If the lack of oxygen was severe enough to cause damage to parts of the body it will take time for that to be repaired, but otherwise there shouldn't be long-term problems.
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
56M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors