Question about onions and crying

While chopping onions today, with my eyes burning profusely, someone handed me part of a hot dog bun and said “Here. Stick this in your mouth. I don’t know why but it keeps your eyes from burning.”

And it worked. It was amazing!

WHY does it work, though?!

Here, read this.

http://members.aol.com/stevef88/discuss/onions.htm

According to him, it doesn’t work, but it helps. His solution isn’t all that helpful.

This person

http://saramoulton.com/ks_082102.htm

has a better answer regarding eye irritation, but if you still breathe through your nose…

Here’s a more technical answer.

My best solution?? “Honey?? Will you cut up an onion for me?”

Thanks :slight_smile: