Why do onions make you cry?

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When you slice into a onion you might find yourself close to tears. This is because one the skin is broken a enzyme is released that causes your eyes to water. A good way to keep from crying when chopping a onion is to chew on a piece of bubble gum.
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When you cut into an onion, sulfur compounds are released and react with the water in your eye to create something like sulfuric acid. The mild acid irritates the eye’s nerve cells, stimulating tears that help wash it away.
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