Scientists explain how much Halloween candy would kill you

How Much Halloween Candy Would Kill You

Halloween is almost here, which means costumes, scary movies and lots of candy.

This week, Reactions tackles this spooky hypothetical question: How much Halloween candy would kill you?

Find out the answer as Reactions explain the chemistry behind lethal doses, sugar metabolism and candy corn.

Reactions is a series from the American Chemical Society that uncovers the chemistry in everyday life.

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