HOW TO PREVENT EYE IRRITATION?
1. The scientific explanation: When onions are sliced cells are broken which allows enzymes to break down into certain acids producing gas that causes irritation to the eyes.
Simplified yet complicated. Maybe because of the scientific jargon. Or because I don't really understand what I'm reading?
2. According to studies water could prevent the reaction of gas from sliced onions to reach the eyes. Therefore, they would suggest to cut onions under running water or being submerged in to a basin of water.
Not too bad idea?
3. But, other findings eye irritation can be avoided by use of eye protection.
The best solution so far is shown in the photo above - totally safe. Great thinking?