A great read for anyone concerned about the effects caused by the cell phone towers that are everywhere! While the government will deny that they are detrimental to the health of humans, animals and birds, average citizens have absolutely NO rights concerning the siting of these towers. All out rights were taken away by the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Lobbyists spent millions to get this bill passed. Whatever rights that act did not take away were taken away the following year by the Commerce Committee, chaired by Senator John McCain.
Lately, the industry has been changing the red lights on the towers, which attract birds, to white strobe lights. In those cases, at least you know where the towers are located. Now, we have towers that are made to look like part of the environment, so you don't even know they are there! If you are located close enough to these towers, you can be exposed to ionizing radiation, which heat human tissue, just like a microwave oven.
According to Bill P. Curry, Ph.D., onmidirectional antennas should NEVER be placed near residences and directional antennas should NEVER be at the same elevation as nearby residences.
Lots of technical stuff here, but the most important things for us to do as a society are:
Ammend the Telecommunications Act to strengthen the role of local government in tower siting and protect our First Ammandment rights of free speech at public forums, as people raising important issues are often shut down.
Encourage satellite cell phone systems. These will broadcast the signal up into the sky, instead of through your home.
Conservation! If people use their call phones less, there will be less need for towers.