A coworker was discussing a study conducted in California about gas stovetops emitting benzene (plenty of studies have been done and plenty articles written, [here’s one](https://www.npr.org/2023/06/16/1181299405/gas-stoves-pollute-homes-with-benzene-which-is-linked-to-cancer)) and he was being skeptical about it, trying to do some chemical calculations about where the benzene was coming from (he is not a chemist).
Not being a chemist myself, I didn’t wanna talk out of my ass and tried to google, which mentions higher benzene in the environment when burning a gas stove at specific temps, but not what actually produces the benzene.
Figured I’d just ask y’all. Is there benzene used in the materials and gets released into the air at high temps? Is there a chemical reaction that produces benzene where there wasn’t any before? Etc.
Cheers in advance.