Home Forums Food Dehydrating They should sell gas mask next to the onions This topic contains 9 replies has 5 voices and was last updated by Old Goat 1 year 11 months ago. Author Posts October 26 2018 at 129 pm 1973 Anonymous OMG my eyes and I wasnt even cutting They should sell gas mask next to the onions Read More
Unstable chemicals. Camp Kearny Cal. Antionion gas mask. Between 19171919. Prints amp Photographs Division Library of Congress. Onions produce the chemical irritant known as synpropanethialSoxide. It stimulates the eyes lachrymal glands so they release tears. Scientists used to blame the enzyme allinase for the instability of substances in a cut onion.
This method does make things smell less oniony which for many is a plus but it doesnt burn off the tearinducing gas as one might predict. The flame is simply too small for the amount of gas the onion releases.
While professional gas masks are much more reliable creating your own mask in a pinch is an easy way to stay safe. It won39t protect you against everything but a homemade gas mask can help protect your face and lungs in an emergency.
Light a candle or votive near the cutting board or if you have a gas stove light a burner. Work as close to flame as possible without danger of being burned. The heat will draw the sulfur to it and away from your eyes. Have a fan blowing the droplets away from your face while cutting onions.
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If you are attempting to guard oneself from Gamma radiation then you are going to have to do a thing other than wearing a gas mask. It just does not guard you from Gamma radiation. Gamma radiation is a pretty higher power particle equivalent to an xray that demands considerable shielding to be stopped.
5. Sniffing a freshly cut onion. Breaking an onion in half sniffing it and getting it close to your eyes does not reduce the irritation and it is likely to make you cry just as it does when you are peeling it. What to do if you get tear gassed. If you have a gas mask or a mask and goggles put them on.
Gas masks that are cheap are usually because they might not be a fullmask on only be a half mask. Some stores sell surplus and they could contain old filters. Most real full headed gas masks do use charcoal filters. These can be expensive to replace. There are two basic types of Gas Masks
Light a candle and set it near the cutting board before cutting the onion. The gas released by the onion is drawn into the flame of a candle. Not your best bet however. Some say it just masks the smell and doesn39t actually work. But hey your kitchen will smell nice Remember to blow it out after you39re finished cutting the onions.