American opposition to cell tower installation started long before 5G due to concerns about reduced property value, public safety risks, as well as health and environmental effects from radiation emissions. For many years now American firefighter unions have also opposed the use of their stations for cell tower and antenna installation due to exposure risks.
Of course, where there has been opposition – there has been more of an effort to strategically camouflage telecommunications infrastructure. This has only increased due to the controversial “Race to 5G” (see 1, 2).
Environmental Health Trust has recommended several documentaries and films about risks associated with cell towers and other sources of wireless radiation. Recently, one produced in 2003 became available to watch for free online.