How much Halloween candy would kill you? (video)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2016 — 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 we explain the chemistry behind lethal doses, sugar metabolism and candy corn. Trick-or-treaters, beware:

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