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Why is carbon monoxide dangerous?

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Carbon monoxide passes into the red blood cells after breathing it in. It binds more strongly to haemoglobin than oxygen does, so the blood will be able to carry less oxygen than it should. This can cause tiredness, unconsciousness and even death.

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