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Why our eyes are filled with tears when we peel onions?

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Why our eyes are filled with tears when we peel onions?
posted Dec 6, 2016 by Prithvi

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When an onion is sliced or diced, the onion's cells release these compounds into the air. When this occurs, "enzyme" works to alter the amino acids into lachrymator compounds. This form of sulfuric acid irritates the nerves around the eyes making them tear.

answer Dec 7, 2016 by Manikandan J
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