ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new report from The Minnesota Department of Health says allergies are one of the significant effects of climate change.

"Minnesota's Climate and Health Profile and Report" says higher amounts of carbon may cause some plants to produce more pollen, leading to more allergies. Other health issues like Lyme disease and West Nile virus may be affected by climate change as well.

Reports say that carbon in the atmosphere has increased by 25 percent in the last 20 years. The significant use of antibiotics and indoor activities may also explain why allergies are getting worse.