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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?

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    almost. Carbon monoxide combines with hemoglobin to form carboxyhemoglobin, which prevent oxygen from binding to the hemoglobin.

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