What is the effect of carbon monoxide in the blood?
I think its because carbon monoxide combines with the blood to form carbooxyhaemoglobin which reduces the amount of oxygen combining with haemogloblin.Hence a person suffers from lack of oxygen and consequently may die from suffocation.Am I right?
Biology - bobpursley, Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 1:27pm
almost. Carbon monoxide combines with hemoglobin to form carboxyhemoglobin, which prevent oxygen from binding to the hemoglobin.