This might be of interest to those of you concerned about the pollution in Taiwan.
I moved to Taiwan two years ago and was immediately hit by asthma due to the terrible pollution. It shocked me that most people here wrongly believe surgery and cloth masks offer any protection!
After some research I settled for Vogmask as the best option against pollution. The problem is I had to buy them from abroad, which is not the most convenient (or cheapest). Not happy with that, I took it upon myself to get Vogmask distributed in Taiwan. Together with a Taiwanese friend, it has taken us 6 months of work, but we have just finally opened the official online store:
It is also in our plans to distribute Vogmask products to physical stores. Where would you like to see them? Would you rather just buy them online?
If there is enough interest from you Forumosans here, we can run some exclusive promotion for users of the forum. Let me know your feelings about it!
Regarding the problem of pollution in Taiwan:
In my opinion, pollution is the biggest real threat to the health of people living in Taiwan. It is easy to imagine why the first Portuguese who found Taiwan named it the Beautiful island, but these days that beauty is covered in smog that only briefly goes away when typhoons strike. Most Taiwanese are not even aware of the problem. Sadly, if nobody cares about it, it will never improve. How would you raise awareness among Taiwanese? Opening the Vogmask store is just a little first step. I will come up with other ideas against pollution.