Scientists explain how much Halloween candy would kill you

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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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