That physical reaction comes from the moment the onion is cut and releases gasses into the air that turn into a sulfur compound.
The compound makes its way into your tear ducts where it turns into sulfuric acid and feels like it's burning—then, you cry. To stop all this teary nonsense, watch this video and learn the best way to chop onions without all the pain.
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