I far prefer cooking over gas than electric, but:
About one in eight cases of asthma in children in the US is due to the pollution given off by cooking on gas stoves, new research has found, amid moves by Joe Biden’s administration to consider the regulation, or even banning, of gas cookers sales to Americans. […]
However, research has repeatedly found the emission of toxic chemicals and carcinogens from gas stoves, even when they are turned off, is creating a miasma of indoor pollution that can be several times worse than the pollution experienced outdoors from car traffic and heavy industry.
A new study has now sketched out the risk being posed to children exposed to pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide that spew from the stoves, finding that 12.7% of all current cases of childhood asthma in the US are due to the use of gas stoves.
I assume the gases given off even when turned off is because those stoves use a pilot light, which is something that ever cheaper stoves don’t use anymore.
We’re planning on moving soon, and I hope I can find place with a good kitchen vent/fume hood that I can run while cooking that vents outdoors. That will probably be my compromise so I can keep using gas.