Cell phones are everywhere. From business meetings rooms to our homes, a blue-tooth set for the car and occasionally slipped into school classroom by a teen.
In order to get clear reception, there's a number of cell phone towers and antennas placed in our neighborhoods.
Smithtown Town Board held a public hearing on Tuesday afternoon for New York SMSA Limited Partnership, acting on behalf of Verizon Wireless, to replace their existing antennas at a wireless community facility on Southern Boulevard.
The utility company is looking to replace their nine existing antennas at 38 Southern Boulevard with upgraded technology, and increase it to a total of 12 antennas. Two GPS units on the site will be replaced with upgraded GPS systems.
Frank DeRubeis, Smithtown's Planning Director, said the company has met all the pre-requisites in order to do so.
However, a Nesconset woman asked Smithtown officials and a company representative if they had considered the antenna's possible health impact on local residents given their location in a residential neighborhood.
SMSA Limited Partnership has filed a health study with the Town of Smithtown.
But we're curious: Are you concerned about the possible health effects about wireless communication antennas? Do you have other worries? What concerns do you take?
Tell us in the comments below.