Yellow signs are scattered throughout the streets surrounding the Trinitarian Congregational Church in North Andover, pleading for the parish to reconsider its plan to allow installation of cellular antennas in its steeple.
For many residents in the neighborhood near the church at 72 Elm St., cell towers are the last thing they want to worry about.
"There is too much contradicting information about how harmful this can be," said Lauretta Wentworth, who lives on Pleasant Street, less than 100 yards from the church. "You have experts who say that it's harmless to put cell towers in. And you have just as many experts who say that it is harmful. Though the jury is still out on this, we are the ones who will be exposed to it 24-seven."
The church and MetroPCS Communications Inc. are applying for a special permit from the town to put six cellular antennas inside the church's steeple. http://www.emfnews.org/store/http://www.emfnews.org/products.html